Micosoft Hack The Classroom 2017: Showcase Empowers The Room Nine Kids!

Being showcased on Microsoft’s Hack the Classroom event this past October was an incredible experience not just for me, but, more importantly, for my Room Nine Kids at Lincoln Elementary. … Continue Reading →


Manteca Unified EdCon 2017: Hacking & Finding Empathy!

What a GREAT turn-out we had at the fourth annual Manteca Unified School District EdCon 2017! We had such a great array of keynote speakers, presenters and hands-on sessions, there … Continue Reading →


Education: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Fear Itself.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself (with apologies to United States President Franklin Roosevelt). Teachers are afraid. We panic when visitors arrive in our classroom (especially … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek is Always Chic at BLC!

What a thrill to present two sessions at the 2017 Building Learning Communities Conference! Special thanks to Alan November for organizing such a stimulating and engaging conference year after year! … Continue Reading →


Live from New York: Dunbar Learns What’s Next from #MicrosoftEDU

I can’t believe I have been invited to be in New York City for the big, super-secret #MicrosoftEDU Learn What’s Next Event! But no one will find out What’s Next … Continue Reading →


Gamification & Beyond: Don’t Be Afraid to Take Chances!

If we are truly committed to bringing gamification into our classrooms, let’s take chances. Let’s make mistakes. Let’s get messy If we want our students to become problem-solvers, we need … Continue Reading →


CUE Rock Star + Office 365 = Massive Creativity!

Thanks so much for joining us at “CUE Rock Star + Office 365 = Massive Creativity!” at #CUE17! We covered a wide variety of Office 365 products: Microsoft Sway Microsoft … Continue Reading →


CUE365 Rock Star @ CUE17!

Thank you for joining Teacher Geek is Chic at #CUE17 at one of the three first-ever CUE365 Rock Star sessions! Here is a PDF of the CUE365 Rock Star Poster … Continue Reading →


Innovative Teaching: Experts + Technology = Powerful Learning

California has moved from drought to deluge very quickly. Our town of Manteca was bracing for flooding, with some homes being evacuated. For my fifth graders, it was scary and confusing: how can we flood … Continue Reading →


Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Individualized Learning

“Does anyone know where Emily is?” The young ladies at Table One quickly informed me they had Skyped with her that morning before school. The absent Emily was in 60 … Continue Reading →