• Designer or Design Thinker?

    Innovation is when something new is created and implemented that adds value. Inventions happen every day, and every year inventions find their way into our classroom.  It’s only when an invention adds value that they become an innovation. A lot of times we get caught up in the invention, or…

  • I Do Not Think that Tweet Means What You Think It Means…

    If you’ve been on Facebook for any decent amount of time lately, you’ve probably seen this post: It seems like every so often, this coupon, or other fake ones from Southwest, Disney, etc., make the rounds online. The scam encourages people to click on a link and follow a few…

  • How May I Be of Service

    As some of you know, I took a career break this summer. My first break from working since I was 14 1/2 years old. It was both terrifying and exhilarating. One of the by-products of that break was being able to connect with people I previously felt too busy to…

  • Got Consent? These Kinders Do!

    When Sandy invited me into her kindergarten classroom to co-teach an iPad lesson, I thought it’d be a fun opportunity to not only visit a friend, but to engage with some littles. Let me just start by saying, I could never teach kindergarten. Kinder teachers have such a unique job…

  • What is the Role of Mobile Devices in Your School?

    A colleague in her Master’s program asked me to answer a few questions for a class project she is completing. My responses are below. I’d love to hear how others would answer these questions. What are the instructional goals that we are aiming to accomplish with mobile learning? Our goal…

  • Reflect On Our Practice

    “We are generating more information and knowledge than ever today, but knowledge is only good if you can reflect on it.” Thomas L. Friedman, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations I had the pleasure of being interviewed the other day by…