“I can’t do this,” I whispered to myself as I stared at my reflection in the old, bulky television strapped down on a sagging, metal cart.
I was holding a tattered VHS tape. It had been eaten and regurgitated countless times by the VCR, which was
Professional learning communities (PLC) guru Rick DuFour wrote about the importance of using time as a variable to ensure learning for all students. He argued that although we know students vary in the amount of time needed for learning, we often provide all students with
On October 4, 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik, making outer space the next battleground of the Cold War. It also sent a shockwave through the American public that demanded improvements in U.S. schools.
With current tensions with North Korea, a renewed civil rights battle, and incomprehensible
The SMART Board screen shines bright and excitement buzzes through the classroom as students log on. They share, create, compete, and demonstrate their learning in these online spaces, showing what they know and can do in engaging, interactive, and adaptive ways.
But then what? What comes
A former principal used to say that “There are no challenges, only opportunities.” This was usually uttered right before we received a really big, new difficult opportunity. The phrase was used a few years ago when my district received a grant to implement 1:1 tech
Often teachers look for tools to help reach those students who are struggling. There are many different tools available out there to help reach all students at their level. Two websites that I have found to be helpful in reaching all students are SpellingCity and
One of the best reasons to adopt technology is because it can provide students a much more active, meaningful, and self-directed educational experience in your classroom. As a bonus, it can make your job much, much easier. In my workshops with educators, I often call
The problem with writing about technology is that by the time I pick some specific form of technology, tell you how to implement it with students in your classroom, and ways it will make your students better 21st century learners, that technology might already be
We have a created a monster. This was my conclusion after wandering another vendor floor at a recent education conference. A corporate monster that offers us solutions to issues that we didn’t even know that we had. It offers solutions for engagement, organization, literacy, numeracy,
We were recently asked to participate in a panel discussion at a conference on educational technology. During a segment in which the moderator invited audience questions, one conference attendee asked what single tool teachers might use that would give them the most “bang for their