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…

#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…

EDpuzzle

EDpuzzle is a digital tool that will allow you to “flip instruction, assess students formatively, reteach or introduce new content”. It even has a chrome extension! Whoop! Download the PD version of the infographic created by Dr. Juergensen, which will give you more insight into the dynamic digital tool.

CDs/DVDs in Windows 10

I just found out that Windows 10 no longer supports the playing of CDs/DVDs. For those of you who have Windows 10 already, download VLC Media Player. Share this information with your colleagues and keep it in mind when your DVD or CD just won’t cooperate. Everyone will have Windows 10 soon. 

Hour of Code

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code”, to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts…

Yes They Can!

Many people believe children ages 4-8 are not able to cognitively or developmentally type and remember their login credentials. I promise you that is not true. Children are capable of more than you think. Challenge them. Give them opportunities to grow. They, themselves, will be surprised at what they can accomplish. Before becoming an Instructional…

#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…

DonorsChoose

DonorsChoose was created by Charles Best, who was a history teacher at a Bronx Public High School in 2000. He realized how much money teachers were using to purchase school supplies for their students and decided to create a website where teachers couldprojects and people could choose the ones they wanted to support. Thankfully, I have…

The One iPad Classroom

Many of you may not have a multitude of technology in your classroom (YET) so I have created an infographic with information on how to use one iPad in your classroom. I hope the information is helpful.