Cultivate World Literacy and Change the World

Carlos was a puzzle. He usually had a bright, engaging smile, loved to read, and was very well spoken. However, when it came to writing assignments, he froze.  Two years … Continue Reading →


Office 365 Rock Star Session at #CUE18

Thank you so much for joining us at our Microsoft Office 365 Rock Star session at #CUE 18! Office 365 is powerful regardless of the platform, and MicrosoftEDU is constantly … Continue Reading →


Digital Resumes Make You Shine!

Digital resumes or CVs (curriculum vitaes) are the best and easiest way to share rich content with the world. Microsoft’s Sway is an ideal platform to use because so much … 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 →


Pre-Conference Hack the Classroom @ ETC! – STEM on a Shoestring!

What a joy to share STEM on a Shoestring at the Pre-ETC! Conference evening at the Stanislaus County Office of Education February 23, 2018! I hope you all enjoyed your … Continue Reading →


Hacking the Classroom at the SJC CTA Spring Educators’ Conference 2018

Thank you to everyone who came to my “Hacking the Classroom: Ten Tips for Boosting EdTech” session at the annual San Joaquin County Delta Council CTA Spring Educators’ Conference 2018 … Continue Reading →


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 →