Don’t Try To Give My Father a Fish!

Last February, I wrote a blog called The Snowman, Waffle, and Hamburger. The focus of that blog was about how our parent’s generation are not following but leading their own technology charge.  Their quest to learn and connect with each other and the world around them inspires our generation and the generation of our children.

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Google Forms Get Smarter

May 2018 Teacher:  “I want to create a online assessment for my students. Can I create a quiz using Google forms?” Me: “Sure, that’s a great idea. Google forms is the perfect platform for creating quizzes! How can I help?” Teacher: ”You can help by showing me how I can have the Google Form automatically […]

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The Road to the Pin

Earning My CETL There are some moments that happen in our lives that cause us to pause and say “ I am pretty darn proud of myself!”  One of those moments for me was when I received my CoSN Certified Education Technology Leader (CETL) lapel pin in the mail. I stood in my office admiring […]

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Sunshine and Puppy Dogs – The MCAS Experience

The teachers were trained….The students were trained….The administrators were trained….Infrastructure Trial done to test the WiFI….PreCache the testing environment…Chromebooks charged and put into kiosk mode….. All in preparation for the big day…. MCAS ELA 7/8 -CBT (Computer Based Testing)! The excitement in the halls was contagious…  students crowding the testing room doors trying to be […]

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Do We Take Away The Pencil?

  I remember a day, 15 years ago, when I was teaching my Calculus class and I received a call from my son’s middle school nurse. She started the conversation by assuring me that he was ok. Apparently, students in his classroom (including my son) decided to throw pencils at each other when a substitute […]

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The Snowman, Waffle, and Hamburger

Five years ago…. My parents are from a generation that initially fought the technology revolution. They saw the smart phones, ipads, laptops and playstations as unnecessary and  causes of distraction that prevented their granchildren from playing kickball in the streets. They were not shy with their dissapproving comments and opinions when the discussion of technology […]

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