Design Thinking

Inside a Student's Mind: Google Docs Isn't Enough. Let Students Help You Learn

On Saturday, my daughter and I will be featured speakers at the San Diego Computer Using Educator’s Tech Fair. I’ll write an in-depth discussion of our presentation afterwards, but for now, I am posting the link to our presentation for those who would like a copy. http://app.emaze.com/962692/cue?utm_source=systememail&utm_campaign=sharepresentationnonuser&utm_medium=view-link#1 (Sorry – working on my iPad so I […]

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Stop Drinking From a Firehose

So I’m sitting in a District Leadership professional development session and the presenter asks the audience to share with each other what his/her district is doing to inspire teachers to embrace and integrate the Common Core State Standards in their teaching. Each district administrator shares a common theme: Professional development, professional development, professional development. The […]

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Design Thinking

Make It Work: Project BYOD Runway in the Classroom!

This post was originally published on my old blog (September, 2013). I think the content is still worthy of conversation: As we move towards a BYOD program in our district, one of the questions that comes up is, “How can I ask students to do something if they all have different tools for the job?” […]

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Change, Change, Change

The shift to Common Core has not only caused a change in curriculum and instructional strategies, but it’s also impacted every department in our school district. Funding has changed; assessments have changed; technology needs have changed; report cards have changed… and the list goes on and on. As we navigate these changes, I am looking […]

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