Sunday, April 15, 2018

Post #10: Information Overload!

We are constantly talking about how connected our students are, the pros and cons of technology in their lives, and how we can mindfully incorporate their connected lives into our classrooms.  At times, it’s also easy to forget how connected we are, the pros and cons of technology in our own lives, and how we can mindfully connect and disconnect in our daily routines.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Post #9: Mindfully Integrating Technology

I recently stumbled across an old assignment from a technology class taken in my final years of college. As I read through some of my thoughts and ideas, I couldn't help but sink a bit deeper into my couch with a bit of chagrin.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Post #8: BreakoutEDU

About a year and a half ago, I had the opportunity to experience my first escape room, Asylum, and it lived up to the hype with the perfect combination of logic, wit, and creepy! Fast forward just a few months and I found myself with a couple of teammates engaged in a session hosted by Sarah Stuhr and Crystal Miller featuring an engaging, inquiry-based activity...BreakoutEDU!

Friday, February 23, 2018

Post #7: "Alexa..."

It started innocently enough as a Christmas gift from a student two Christmases ago.  After running into her mother in the hallway, I thanked her for the Echo Dot and told her daughter to start thinking of ways we could use it in our classroom.  Her mother immediately intervened and said that wasn’t necessary, reassuring me that wasn’t the intent and that it could be enjoyed to listen to some music at home.

So for the remainder of the year, I did.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Post #6: Kindness Changes Everything

R.J. Palacio’s book, Wonder, has always held a special place in my heart.  It was a gift from my mother during my first year of teaching and like many first-year teachers, I found myself consumed with my first classroom and all of the responsibilities that came with it.