Adventures in Google Classroomland: Using Google Draw as an Assessment Tool

Adventures in Google Classroomland: Using Google Draw as an Assessment Tool

I have always wanted to do something substantial with Google Draw.  The icon sits on my waffle drop down looking so forlorn and lonely.  I also don’t want to have to print another Venn Diagram in my life.  I think I found a way to use G-Draw and get that assessment done at the same … Continue reading

Innovation, Incorporated

Innovation, Incorporated

New Year’s resolutions are for the weak.  I don’t do them.  Instead, I consider the goal for the year; the one thing I need to start, finish, continue, look into, etc., that can move me to the next level either personally, professionally, or spiritually.  I’ve done this before, finishing on my masters, looking into Google … Continue reading

Mediocrity and the American Education System: An Opinion

Mediocrity and the American Education System: An Opinion

Mediocrity, noun : the quality of something that is not very good : the quality or state of being mediocre : a person who does not have the special ability to do something well I don’t normally use this forum for expressing my thoughts on politically charged topics, but this particular one is bothering me … Continue reading

Adventures in Google Classroomland: It’s ALIVE!!!

Adventures in Google Classroomland: It’s ALIVE!!!

 Remember way back at the beginning of this adventure I said I think I might be creating a monster?  It started breathing Tuesday Morning.   Let me back up. Two weeks ago, I was asked to run our weekly Monday professional development session where all the teachers gather during one of their two preps and … Continue reading

Book Review: Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School

Book Review: Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School

During Fall Break, I promised myself I’d read one professional book and one novel. For my professional book,  I chose to read something I’d purchased a while ago, Hacking Education: 10 Quick Fixes for Every School, by Mark Barnes and Jennifer Gonzalez. The authors speak on the idea of not waiting for that great initiative … Continue reading

Adventures in Google Classroomland: I Learned Something New Today!

Adventures in Google Classroomland: I Learned Something New Today!

  Last time in Adventures… ~~~~~~~~ I attended the annual #iceindiana conference in Noblesville Friday.  Its the annual gathering of teachers around the state interested in technology in the classroom.  All the sessions are lead by teachers or former teachers who are now working in professional development and/or edtech in some other capacity.  This is … Continue reading