Thanks for Swaying with Me at #BLC15!

What a pleasure to meet so many focused and enthusiastic educators at the 2015 Building Learning Communities Conference! Keep up that positive uncertainty: embrace and seek optimism in not knowing what … Continue Reading →

Flexibility is Key: Knowing When to Change Tech Lessons

“I won’t use technology in my classroom because I can’t use technology in my classroom. I can’t write this reflection, and I certainly can’t do a final digital presentation project … Continue Reading →

Can You Use It? Knowing Copyright & Fair Use Rules.

Part of being a good Digital Citizen is not taking credit for work you didn’t do and giving others credit for the work they have done.  We do this by … Continue Reading →

Online Predators Can’t Be Seen Behind the Screen

As we allow our students to go online for play as well as school, it’s important that they know to be skeptical of anyone online they don’t know. It’s easy … Continue Reading →

Dunbar is featured in The Modesto Bee!

From Sunday, December 14, 2015: Microsoft Corp. has named 40 educators nationwide as Innovative Educator Experts for 2015. Three of them work in Manteca Unified School District: teachers Tammy Brecht … Continue Reading →

Dunbar is Common Core Chic at CUE 2015!

I am very excited to report that I’ll be presenting at the 2015 CUE (Computer Using Educators) Conference in Palm Springs, CA, on Saturday afternoon, March 20th! The session will showcase … Continue Reading →

Is It Real or Is It Photoshopped?

We’ve all had to remind students that, “Just because you see it on the Internet doesn’t mean it’s real or true.” How often to students see images that aren’t real … Continue Reading →

Tammy Dunbar is now a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert!

      MANTECA, CA – 11/24/2014 Tammy Brecht Dunbar was selected by Microsoft as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for 2015 for her excellent in using technology to help … Continue Reading →

Cool Widget for Tagging States!

I saw this on Facebook this morning and thought how cool it would be for Intermediate students to fill out this form and generate a map of the United States … Continue Reading →

Check a website’s trustworthiness by DIALing it in!

This is another “Digital Citizenship” video I created for our district’s “Embrace the Race” series.  It would work well as an “into” for a conversation with your students about how to … Continue Reading →