Bricks and Clicks: Mastering the Fine Art of Blended Learning

Nine years ago, I had a very interesting freshman class in a small charter school with approximately 100 high schoolers. 30 kids in the class, 7 desk top computers, prescribed online lessons through a reputable program I liked, a nice textbook… and free reign to do what I damned well pleased.  It was heaven, except…

Tech Review: Versal

I have, on and off, been looking for a platform to create clean, crisp, flipped lessons to cover the first three levels of Bloom’s taxonomy (know, understand, apply) without having to create a entire website.  It hasn’t been an easy search, but, I think I may have finally found something I can use this year….

Poverty and the 21st Century Classroom

On my school’s staff blog this summer, there have been some interesting topics discussed.  One that has always been nudging me to find answers to in my classroom is poverty. My coworker, Jacque, wrote a two part examination of how we, as teachers can and SHOULD consider the socioeconomic statuses of our students.  We never…