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 →


Liberating Genius at CTA Good Teaching Conference North 2017

Thank you for joining me for my Bonus Session at The California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference North 2017 on Liberating Genius! Click on the picture of the CTA Educator story to … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek is Chic: Uncommon Creativity at CTA North 2017!

Here are my resources for Teacher Geek is Chic: Uncommon Creativity – my second session at the California Teachers Association Good Teaching Conference North 2017! If you have any questions … 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 →


Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Assessing the Lesson!

The best crafted lesson plans, to paraphrase Robert Burns, often go awry, unless we assess as we teach. In my Teachers College Tech 290 class, I had a feeling my class … Continue Reading →


SJCOE Tech Conference 2016: Teacher Geek is Chic with FREE Microsoft tools!

Thank you for joining my session on FREE Microsoft tools at the San Joaquin County Office of Education’s 2016 Tech Conference! Here are the resources promised and more! Remember, the … Continue Reading →


Lesson Planning with Microsoft: Introducing the Lesson!

Why do the best ideas seem to come to us right before school starts in the morning? While putting the finishing touches on my hair for the day, I suddenly … Continue Reading →


Hacking the Classroom Can Transform Learning!

Standardized testing was just around the corner, and my students were starting to worry. Beyond the usual nerves all students get when it’s time for a test, my students were … Continue Reading →


Connecting, Communicating & Collaborating Globally at #BLC16

If you attended #BLC16, hosted by Alan November every year in Boston, MA, you enjoyed a plethora of amazing sessions and keynote speakers as well as some engaging BreakoutEDU sessions! … Continue Reading →


Teacher Geek is Chic! at CTA North 2016 – Uncommon Creativity!

Teacher Geek was Chic and Uncommonly Creative at the 2016 Good Teaching Conference North in San Jose, California, April 16th! Here is the PDF of today’s presentation, and please feel … Continue Reading →