Dunbar was Common Core Chic at the 2015 CTA Good Teaching Conference!

What an honor to be invited back to the California Teachers Association’s Good Teaching Conference in 2015! And what an amazing turnout! We had almost 80 attendees in the room … Continue Reading →

Use Tech to Inspire More Imaginative Writing!

    Check out my new blog post on Microsoft’s “What’s Fresh?” blog and discover new ways to use technology to support your students’ writing!

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 →

Free Classroom Subscription to The Modesto Bee!

                                  With Common Core Standards here and no approved Language Arts curriculum readily available, … Continue Reading →

MUSD BTSA Session Attendees: Here are your LINKS!

Thank you all for coming yesterday for our two-hour “Teacher Geek is Chic! – Technology in the Classroom” presentation!  It was great to have so many enthusiastic teachers on hand … 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 →

What is Digital Citizenship?

My superintendent tasked me with creating videos about digital citizenship in order to prepare both teachers and students for our upcoming 1:1 initiative – “Going Digital 2015.”  His vision – … Continue Reading →

Special Education: Finding Technologies to Help Deliver Lessons

Though I am a general education teacher, I am proud to have had students from our SDC classes mainstream into my classroom every year.  And each student – whether general … Continue Reading →

Common Sense Media offers FREE Digital Passport!

If you are looking for a great Digital Citizen component to a Digital Driver’s License, check out Common Sense Media’s FREE Digital Passport website!  I recently taught a two-week Migrant … Continue Reading →

Teacher Geek was Common Core Chic at the Manteca Unified School District Staff Development Day!

Thank you so much for joining Teacher Geek is Common Core Chic at the 2014 Manteca Unified School District K-8 Staff Development Day Monday, February 10, 2014!  Here are links … Continue Reading →