#ISTE19 – Virtual Reality Activities that Engage, Enhance, and Extend Student Learning

My next session for the conference is by former podcast guest, and friend, Jon Spike presenting on VR. He started with an intro activity where … Read More ›

#ISTE19 – Schools Often Perpetuate Inequity by Cheyenne Batista

Monday is here, my own presentation is done, so I can really enjoy and learn now! Cheyenne Batista is the founder of Firefly Worldwide, a … Read More ›

#ISTE19 – Digital Differentiation with Learning Menus with Kasey Bell

It’s #ISTE19 time, and that means I get to start learning from amazing educators back-to-back. I’m starting my learning journey this year with the amazing … Read More ›

Master’s Program Paper – My Leadership Philosophy

Application Assignment To try to articulate exactly what makes a great leader is a complicated, if not an impossible task. From my experience, the job … Read More ›

Master’s Program Paper – Professional Biography

As I announced on Episode 75 of the Planning Period Podcast, I have started a Master’s Program in Educational Leadership. As part of this process, … Read More ›

Getting Personal – A Story of Life Meets Classroom

My mom died last week. I had just finished story time with my son and was prepping a slow cooker lasagna for tomorrow’s dinner when … Read More ›

#MADPD Building Staff Morale as an Instructional Coach

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of presenting a session on building morale during #MADPD. MADPD (or Make a Difference PD) is an full day online … Read More ›

Pursuing Survival… Guest Post by Kristen Iannuzzi

“For decades, terrorists and mass shooters trod their separate paths. Then Columbine. Eric and Dylan fused them. School murders had been done; Eric envisioned a … Read More ›

Google Add-On: Class Folder Creator

As a teacher at a one-to-one school who uses G Suite and Canvas as an Learning Management System (LMS), few things are more annoying than … Read More ›

My Time on APlusEdTech Podcast

A couple months ago (yes, I’m behind big time), I was interviewed for the APlusEdTech Podcast. This podcast is hosted by Ashley McBride, who I … Read More ›

It’s About Time We Upset Some People

The admin team at my school (principal, assistant principal, and coaches/instructional support) are doing a book study of Rick Wormelli’s Fair Isn’t Always Equal. We’re … Read More ›

Flipped PD Update – Not All Good News

When I started out on this endeavor, I had the best of intentions. I was full of energy and excitement. Even when the first online … Read More ›

Las Vegas Thoughts – Change We Can Make

58 people are dead in another of a myriad of senseless attacks on innocent people. And like every other time this has happened, we are … Read More ›

Automated Google Appointment Calendar Follow-Up Emails

Do you use Google Appointment Slots and wish you could have an automated thank you message with a survey link included each day? Well, you … Read More ›

The Connected Educator Back-to-School Blues

Most teachers lament returning to work. While parents are ready for their little darlings to stop harassing them every hour of every day about going … Read More ›

Lamenting the Loss of Audio

After Jennie Magiera talked so passionately during her ISTE Keynote about telling our students’ stories, and our true stories, I decided that I would make … Read More ›

Flipped PD and The Future of this Blog

My summer is over. Let’s all lement that for a moment. Ok, moment is over. Time to talk about the future. Listeners of the podcast … Read More ›

#ISTE17 – Flipping PD to Create More Powerful Face-to-Face PD Opportunities

This is my last session for today, possibly overall. I’m probably most excited about this, as throughout these last few months, knowing the role I’m … Read More ›

#ISTE17 – Tuesday Keynote Jennie Magiera

The keynote opened with things I didn’t see. There was a delicious breakfast involved and I regret nothing (Panchito’s for breakfast tacos…get the Lyft over, … Read More ›

#ISTE17 – Snapshot: Podcasting, Vodcasting & Vlogging

I came to this for obvious reasons, but also because I want to encourage my students to start creating podcasts next year. When I mentioned … Read More ›

#ISTE17 – How to Expand Learning into the Social Media Sphere

My first impression on this session was walking into “What Does the Clock Say?” an Ylvis spoof of the viral sensation. So yeah, that happened. … Read More ›

#ISTE17 Opening Keynote – Jad Abumrad

After some interesting musical choices and a rousing speech from the new ISTE CEO, Richard Culatta about the vision of ISTE and upcoming surprises (maybe … Read More ›