How to Make It to the End of the School Year

Yesterday after school I earned my dumpster diver 101 merit badge as a senior and I went through the school’s trash looking for an unmarked photo cd that had been accidentally tossed. (They may doubt my sanity but they can’t doubt my love.) After it was found I drove home quickly to take a hot bath. (I […]

Make the days count as we talk about how to make it to the end of the school year

4 Step SAMR Model of Technology Integration Explained by Richard Wells

Richard Wells @ipadwells gives a masterful explanation of the SAMR model of technology integration. He is from New Zealand but his charts on the SAMR model have spread worldwide. All technology integration is NOT the same. Having tablets in a classroom doesn’t make the classroom any better than if Einstein sat in the corner. It […]

Richard Wells explains the SAMR model of technology integration on the Every Classroom Matters show.

Achieving Sustainable Classroom Innovation with @ajjuliani @djesposito and @stevenjmogg

I love this conversation with A.J. Juliani @ajjuliani (Tech Coordinator) with his teachers Rosie Esposito @djesposito and Steve Mogg @stevenjmogg and  from Wissahickon High School, Pennsylvania. It is consistently a top school and their pattern of innovation shows why. Who will want to listen to this show? If you want to understand how to promote innovative practices and […]

AJ Juliani

7 Ways to Use Canva to Create Compelling Graphics

Canva is a tool to create infographics, social media graphics, and more. If you need to gain traffic, you need a graphic. Canva is to graphic design what the Keurig coffee maker is to drinking coffee. It is free, but they make money by having stock images you can buy for $1 a piece if you […]

Canva gives you a tool to create impactful graphics for your school, classroom, or for school projects.

Daily Education and Technology News for Schools

I’m rushing around right now after Spring Break and teaching 6 classes. Yep, I said 6. It is a struggle to keep things together, but I thought you might want to take a glance at 7 things that may interest you including national Poetry month, some Google Forms, and an interesting discussion on the privacy […]

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How Can You Turn Adversaries Into Allies? with Bob Burg

Bob Burg @BobBurg has some fascinating advice for how to turn adversaries into allies with his new book Adversaries into Allies: Win People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. As teachers, we never know when we’re going to have a tough situation walk through our door or barge into our inbox, so his advice is very […]

Bob Burg helps educators turn adversaries into allies.

Mailbox: Inbox Zero and email Productivity [An App of the Week Lesson Plan]

Email is a problem for so many of us. If I had been taught good habits early on, it could have avoided email overload and been more responsive many times when people needed a response. My students use gmail through our Google Apps for domains but often filters and other such things are a challenge […]

email productivity and Inbox Zero