A Timely Gift for The Holidays

‘Tis the season when everyone is looking for the perfect present. Wherever you turn, there are gift ideas for outdoors folks, gourmet cooks, book lovers, animal fans and, of course, … Continue Reading →


What Are Your Borders?

There are many borders to cross as I fly out to Delhi, India, this weekend: The Atlantic Ocean (a natural border), twelve time zones (temporal borders) and airport security checkpoints … Continue Reading →


Check out how YOU CAN be a Microsoft Innovative Educator!

As a teacher, I understand the power of being in a supportive and dynamic professional learning network. I’ve been a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert for five years now, and it’s … Continue Reading →


Minecraft and Building Global Empathy

Gathered around a computer, five of my students were having a discussion about what to build in their Minecraft world. “We should build a bridge because we need to build … Continue Reading →


TGIC Hacked the Classroom & Globally Collaborated at ETC! 2018

What a GREAT time we had at ETC! 2018! We shared (much more than) 10 Ways to Hack Your Classroom & Boost Your EdTech, and then we moved to Building … Continue Reading →


Uncommon Creativity & Teacher Geek is Chic! @ #CUE16

If you’re coming to #CUE16, don’t miss Uncommon Creativity! “Common Core Standards call for educators to foster collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. We’ll showcase 4C lessons integrating 21st Century … Continue Reading →


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 →