Tech Review: WeJit

Tech Review: WeJit

Wow, haven’t done one of these in a while.  Just when you think you’ve played with every edtech app out there, your coworker tosses a new on in the toy box!  Shout out to Debbie J for casually inserting little gem of an app in her sample lesson as we finish up our book study on … Continue reading

#MyInnovativeYear: Book Study Start… NOW

#MyInnovativeYear: Book Study Start… NOW

The book study started today.  Everyone is supposed to be reading Chapters 1 and 2 of the book “Blended Learning in K12” and answering the reflection question.  I’ve heard from the Chapters 3 and 5 jigsaw groups, had 2 people drop out before we even began and have tweaked the learning guide 3 times. I … Continue reading

#MyInnovativeYear: Presenting… Me!

#MyInnovativeYear: Presenting… Me!

I run professional development sessions with the staff at my school all the time.  I know these people; they’re a funny, quirky bunch of professionals, the majority of whom, love to learn new things.  I USED to run professional development sessions when I was an OSHA consultant, more than 20 years ago.  Those people were … Continue reading

See You Later, Alligator!

See You Later, Alligator!

The second to the last day of school, it started. For weeks, we’d been telling our 8th graders what was coming, how they’d become reflective about their middle school experience and possibly begin panicking about high school.  They, naturally, balked at it all.  They were powerful, they were 8th graders. I was standing with my … Continue reading

Getting Serious About It: My Journey to Google Certified Trainership

Getting Serious About It: My Journey to Google Certified Trainership

About eighteen months ago, I reflected on becoming Google Certified. At the time, I was focused on becoming a Certified Educator, had done my research, looked into taking the exams, actually took a couple and bombed them miserably and decided to step back and think this goal through more thoroughly.  I’ve read a few articles … Continue reading