What I’m Learning From Listening to Education Podcasts Part 2

My podcast listening is now officially bordering on obsession. In addition to #EdChat Radio and Cult of Pedagogy, I have now started listening to (and … Read More ›

What I’m Learning from Listening to Education Podcasts

I’m planning on starting my own podcast soon talking about education. I’ve been wanting to do this for a little over a year now, and … Read More ›

Creating an Open Source Curriculum Instead of Textbooks #EdChat

A few weeks ago, I participated in #EdChat to discuss Open Source Curriculum (more specifically, the question posed was “Is it possible to create a modern, … Read More ›

ISTE2016 Summary – Problem-Based Learning Extravaganza!

ISTE2016 is finally here, and I couldn’t be more excited! In the beautiful city of Denver, some of the worlds greatest teachers have come together … Read More ›

Teachers – How You Turned Out is Irrelevant!

I have conversations regularly with people about the state of education. Some people want to understand the problems educators face, others want to hear my … Read More ›

Organizing Administration Using OneNote Staff Notebook*

At my school, we have launched into OneNote as a school platform with both feet. At this point, just 9 weeks into our one-to-one program, … Read More ›

Observations at a High School Football Game

As part of my job description as an Instructional Technology Coordinator, falls the ever-dreaded “Other duties as assigned.” As part of my other duties for … Read More ›

ISTE2015 Session – Create a Technology Start-Up in Your School

I decided to attend this session because it just sounded really interesting. The idea of starting a company while in school is just fascinating to … Read More ›

ISTE2015 – Flipped PD Session

My first session at ISTE2015 is called Flipped PD: Creating Teacher Buy-In and Modeling Technology-Rich Professional Development. What a mouthful. Still, very interested in this topic, … Read More ›

Technology is Not a Learning Outcome

Found this on twitter and felt it was worth sharing. Good for all of us to remember as we merge technology and pedagogy. Source: https://twitter.com/CushGills/status/601399974820061185

Teacher Appreciation Week – Just Say Thanks

As most of you should be aware, this week has been Teacher Appreciation Week. While I appreciate the nice little gifts that our administration gets … Read More ›

Everything Wrong With Internet Filtering

Ran into my first major problem with my TEDx project today. Well, I say “major problem,” but I really mean “minor but recurring problem requiring … Read More ›

Teacher’s Throwing Out Grades

Last weekend, I listened to Starr Sackstein (@mssackstein) talk with Nicholas Provenzano about the No Grades Movement. This isn’t the first time I’ve heard about … Read More ›

TED Talk Project – A Student Experiment

As I enter my final weeks in the classroom, I find myself wanting to make a splash. Thanks to inspiration from Nicholas Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher) and his #NerdyCast, … Read More ›

Audiobooks: Are They Really Reading?

Despite what the title may imply, this post simply will not answer that question, partly because I don’t actually have an answer and mostly because … Read More ›

What the Future Means to Writers – or – Some Advice to A Friend

A friend of mine said to me on twitter today, “Brad, kind of struggling lately with the idea of being a writer, given so few … Read More ›

For Writers: How to Get Automatic Free Redundant File Backup

Today, I was clearing out some old Scrivener backup files and wasn’t paying as much attention as I should have been. Somehow, deleting one of … Read More ›

Time Travel – Or – How to Make a Blog Post with Next to no Effort

So I really don’t know what the long term purpose of this blog will be, but for today I hope to make some people laugh. … Read More ›

Submitting to Agents – Or Querying: The 10th Circle

As I said previously, I have begun the Querying Process, submitting my query and such to literary agents in the hope of getting representation for … Read More ›