Tech Review: Fake News, Curated Reading, and Flipboard

I admit it.  I'm a Facebook junkie.  I only have about 95 friends but am in no less than 5 groups, have 3 pages, have the event calendar of a social diva, and read the news dropped in my newsfeed like its manna from heaven.  I can usually tell the fake stuff from the real.  …

Tech Review: Engaging Congress

The Library of Congress released 3 new apps to turn the confusing world of the American Constitution into fun games that extend learning.  Read more about all 3 here. My personal favorite of the three is Engaging Congress, an app developed by the fine folk at that rival school at the southern end of Indiana …

#Intentional: Reading, Writing… Boys.

The topic of 3rd grade boys, failing school and ending up in the prison pipeline came up the other day.  There is all sorts of literature on the topic with side commentary on how the prison system is set up based on the test scores of 3rd grade black and hispanic boys. I find this …

#Intentional: Teaching, Training, Trolling Toxic Education

So, I quit.  Friday was my last day.  I spent the beginning of the weekend giggling at the idea of NOT having to pick out an outfit to wear to work on Monday because... I don't work for anyone anymore. Wait. I work for me now.  With that in mind, I spent the backend of …

#Intentional: Must Have Apps: Lesson Planning and Assessment

As the new school year looms in the visible future, it's time to start thinking about what tech tools I'll be using this year.  New school, new way of doing things, but some things, for me never change. Most experts in edtech suggest having a tool box with 8 apps in it that you use …