Tech Review: Orange Slice-Teacher/Student Rubric

Rubrics are an important part of the learning and assessment process.  They help keep everyone on the same page as far as what is expected as an end product in any scenario.  Until now, I've always created a rubric in a Google Doc, added it separately to the assignment and scored it manually.  Lots of …

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 …

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 …