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 wantedContinue reading “Ready, Set, Goals!”

#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 thisContinue reading “#TCSRobotChallenge”

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.

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 sortsContinue reading “Hour of Code”

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 InstructionalContinue reading “Yes They Can!”

#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 thisContinue reading “#TCSRobotChallenge”

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 haveContinue reading “DonorsChoose”