Ignite Talk at EdTechTeacher Boston Summit

Messy, Complex and Vulnerable On Wednesday November 15, 2017 I am thrilled to be giving an ignite talk at EdTechTeacher Summit in Boston, Ma.  I’ll be talking about including more girls and women in computer science, and advocating for more humanity and...

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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day with Girls Coding Club!

Celebrating the Day Today was a fun day to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day with my afterschool Girls Game Design Club.  We watched a short BrainPop Video (About Ada Lovelace) while we ate snack, and the one girl said “so it is really cool that our girls club me...

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Visit to MSSM Makerspace

My Goals for the Makerspace Visit In late July I had the chance to visit theMaine School of Science and Math’s Maker Space. My goal for this visit was both simple, yet complex. I am trying to launch a makerspace at UMF, and with this goal I am finding it...

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Opening Your Classroom with Twitter and a PLN

Educators are doing amazing things everyday, so why not open the virtual classroom door? Many of use work with a closed classroom door, and the outside world may not be there to cheerlead, or support you when you need it.  Developing a Professional Learning ...

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#yfinnovate Designing for Modification and Redefinition

So excited to join Yarmouth and Falmouth educators today.  We are thinking about how to embrace “Innovator’s Mindset” with @gcouros. The #fyinnovates professional development has been organized to allow choice, collaboration, and creativity.

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Flipped Graduate Class

Teaching online is a great way to try new methods, and think about a flipped classroom.  One strategy I find works very well for students is the use of short videos.  I use these to introduce the content, explain assignments, or share a landscape post after ...

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Teaching and learning with #edtech

Teaching and learning with #edtech

Pedagogy is the art and science of teaching.  This fall my graduate students are grappling with this central concept.  They are exploring how to harness educational technology to support their goals.  During the first unit of the course my students are enga...

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Professional Practice Plan

Central Inquiry Question: What role does learning computer programming play in formal education? My growth: As I think about myself as an educator I bring a lot of knowledge to how we leverage technology for teaching and learning.  I have less experience with...

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Writing a different #edtech story?

Writing a different #edtech story?

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Understanding and practicing digital leadership

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