New School Year, New Passion

So the first three days of the school year have come and gone.  The joke, negative as it tends to be, is, there are now only 177 more school days left in the year.  Its really sad to actually start counting down to the end of the year, starting the first day.  What makes a…

Tech App Roundup: How I’m Starting the School Year

I’ve thought about it… long and hard.  Our district is still on the fence about changing the cell phone policy and whether or not students can use devices in class, but considering I’m the “disruptive teacher”, I know what I have to do to teach the way I want to teach in MY classroom.  Even…

Determining Mobile Device Use… Deceptively?

Has anyone created a survey that asks about internet access w/o actually asking? Like, do you have a FB acct? #EdTech #Teachers #techined — C. S Stone (@sci_teacher1161) August 13, 2013

Get Ready.. Cus Here I Come!

The television commercials are the signal to shift gears. My favorite ones are the Kmart “yo mama” ones. Its time to get our heads out of the clouds and back in the books.  Its time to think about where to put the dry erase boards and pencil boxes.  Its time to be hang posters and…

Twitter Ed

I’m doing a bit of housekeeping around here.  (We’ve had the conversation about my inability to remain static, right?) New tabs at the top coming soon.  So, I moved the Twitter Ed to a post.  Enjoy! via TeachThought (more added in comments there) Do you have a hashtag we should know about?  Add it in the comments below!…

Cool New Learning Management System Alert: My Big Campus

So I get an email from a member of the district’s IT department about a workshop at the educational technology conference a group of us will be attending together. We are wanting to move towards using My Big Campus as Learning Management System next year. If you haven’t seen the features of My Big Campus, you should check…