Mental Health: The Ultimate Awkward Silence

If you follow me from Twitter (@TAYLOR_does_IT), you know there are two things I care deeply about. Relationships Mental Health I know. The title alone is confusing. I promise there has a point to it. Just stick with me and it will all become clear. Let me start by saying, I am not a therapist….

Ready, Set, Goals!

On June 1, I completed my first year as an Instructional Technology Coach for Tuscaloosa City Schools. I served 13 schools (yes, THIRTEEN) as best as I could. I focused on building relationships, communication, and availablity. I didn’t complain because I know people who are serving over 30 schools alone. There were days I wanted…

Top 5 Experiences from #ISTE18

I attended my first ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference this year in Chicago. The weather was nice and cozy, even on the days it rained. People were EVERYWHERE, yet it still didn’t feel like they were in a rush. The girls (team) and I really had a nice time. Dr. Miyoshi “Doctor…

#WhyITeach

I have been working with children since I was a teen (17). When I was in high school, teacher’s aide and office aide were electives. I was Mrs. Cabil’s Kindergarten aide and she was an amazing teacher. I LOVED working with her students who are adults now. WOW.  There was one girl in particular who…

EqautIO

Many math teachers are looking for ways to incorporate digital tools into their lessons. Well, I have a tool for you… EquatIO, which is a digital tool that allows the creation of mathematical formulas, equations, Desmo graphs, and more on a computer, Chromebook, or tablet. It has Read&Write literacy software integrated, which can read mathematical expressions…

#TCSRobotChallenge

Congratulations to University Place and Ms. White’s students for earning  their reward from the first round of the #TCSRobotChallenge! Many teachers told me they wanted to participate, but couldn’t find the time to allow their students to dive in so I am hosting the challenge again this semester. I hope you all can participate this…

Top 10 Ways to Involve Parents Using #EdTech

Last week, I blogged about apps you can use to communicate with parents for EdTechTeam for #NationalParentsAsTeachersDay (November 8).  It was an honor to blogged for them for the second time. I hope you all find the blog beneficial. If you have any recommendations/suggestions, post them in the comment section below or send me a…

Interactive Worksheets

Interactive worksheets have been a big deal for some time now. I learned about them this summer and my mind was blown. They are easy, simple, and so fun! I think many upper grade classes would benefit from this tool. Try it out and let me know how it works for you! If you need…

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