By Austin Cushman As we look towards the future for our students and their employability skills, it is critical they develop their skills using cloud computing. Fortunately, most younger students are getting those skills in their education, with my adult students needing to accelerate their learning because they are already in or soon will be … Continue reading Connected Productivity
By Timothy Costello What is TPACK and how does it play a role? I will be the first to admit when I started teaching; I resorted to my “comfort zone” of what I knew. This was notes on the whiteboard, work sheets and/or assigned homework out of a student consumable…LOTS of consumables. Was this efficient? … Continue reading Technology in Our Teaching
We live in a fast paced world where there always seems to be more to do than there is time in which to do it. Part of the reason for that is that we now have tools that, when working properly, allow us to do more work in a very short period of time. That … Continue reading When Tech Problems Happen
“My students are learning to communicate and think critically.” Peter Gallegos 2017 San Joaquin County Teacher of the Year
Have you ever wished that every student in your classroom had their own manipulatives like a geo board, fraction set, number line, pattern blocks, set of money, and more? Have you ever thought it takes up too much time to get all those math manipulatives out? Have you ever wanted to provide a fast math … Continue reading Virtual Math Manipulatives
How do you use GoNoodle in your classroom?! For those who have not heard about this awesome program, you have now. GoNoodle and GoNoodle Plus activities are designed for interactive physical and participatory learning. Kids will follow fun and often catchy rhymes, dances, shakes, and repeat-after-mes. Once again, how do you use GoNoodle in … Continue reading When Did P.E. Become Fun Again?
Throughout my career I have heard people say, when talking about technology “it is easy for you, you teach technology.” It is true that I have always taught technology based classes. I have had students build underwater robots. I have had kids publish books. Kids in my classes have managed local P.R. campaigns. All of … Continue reading Technology is Hard