Laura K Spencer, Ed.D.

Technology is Not the GrandMaster of the Ticker Tape Parade

High School Student’s FB this morning On #CAEdChat Sunday night, we discussed ways to “pimp” our lessons so that students walk in the door jazzed to learn. Dave Burgess, author of Teach Like a Pirate, shared that he… Read More

Bringing the Heart to Education

I love Angela Maiers. I think I love her because she values what should be valued: the person. Yes, technology is fabulous, and it allows us to do fabulous things, but if we aren’t valuing the person, then… Read More

#STUVoice – 2015 East County TechFest Keynote

My daughter, a high school junior, recently keynoted an ed tech fest. Because I feel odd talking up my progeny, I’m going to copy/paste a write-up shared in her district Superintendent’s newsletter: “she shared her school experiences with… Read More

The Times They Are A-Changing, But Not in That Classroom

Come mothers and fathers,  Throughout the land And don’t criticize What you can’t understand Your sons and your daughters Are beyond your command Your old road is rapidly agin’ Please get out of the new one if you… Read More

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… Read More