Digital Notebook Template

When a colleague asked the best way to create a digital notebook, my answer was Google Slides of course! But then my wheels started turning, especially because I am in the middle of Tony Vincent's Classy Graphics course and I am learning so many amazing ways to design graphics for use in educational settings. It's... Continue Reading →

Focus your Twitter Replies in 2 Clicks!

We've all been a part of collaborative Twitter threads in which the group of tagged educators come up with great solutions to problems and grow innovative ideas together. I love that collaborative aspect of Twitter. BUT sometimes just two or three educators in a thread want to continue the conversation for several more tweets. And... Continue Reading →

Solving Equations Algebra Tiles

The best work I've ever done has all been a result of cooperation and collaboration. If you aren't familiar with the term Adjacent Possible it's the idea that good ideas don't just appear; they grow. I hadn't heard of adjacent possible until Jake Miller talked about it during one of his soap box segments on... Continue Reading →

The Suite Talk Guest Appearance

I had an awesome time chatting with the fabulous Kim Mattina, otherwise known as The Tech Lady on Twitter, on her awesome podcast The Suite Talk about how I use Google Classroom to help students create a standards-based portfolio. Our chat was based on my previous blog post in which I explain how any teacher... Continue Reading →

Math Operations Drag & Drop

This idea comes from my colleague Jennifer Kempton who knows the value of teaching Tier 2 and Tier 3 vocabulary in her middle school math classroom. Math has so many process words that can be confusing for all students including language learners so why not give students explicit opportunities to practice with those words? Language... Continue Reading →

What Would They Say? Dialogue Activity

Make a copy of this digital template to give students and opportunity to show what they know by writing dialogue! I was fortunate enough to work with the most amazing department head for many years. Timmary Leary is a master of creating professional development that is engaging and meaningful. She introduced us to this amazing... Continue Reading →

How I Created a Podcast PD for Teachers

I'm always looking for ways to innovate professional development. Teachers are busy people and sometimes those after-school, face-to-face sessions just aren't doable. I actually prefer PD that comes to me...webinars, Twitter chats, blog posts, podcasts...so I ran with that and created a podcast PD for the teachers in my district. Think book club, only with... Continue Reading →

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