Lately, it seems like “what if” has become the dominant force in my internal dialogue. It controls everything, because it’s fear. Worst of all, it’s fear presented through “logic,” which makes me think I need to believe it.Continue reading “The Crippling Power of “What if?””
It’s here! Whether you’re looking to start a makerspace from scratch, or just level-up the one you already have, this is the guide for you.Continue reading “Free Guide: How to MAKE Your Makerspace”
Brian Aspinall invited me to do a guest post about makerspaces for his blog. It’s live now. You can check it out here.
At some point, you’ve probably had a website that you’ve needed to share with your students, but it was way too long to have them type it in. Let’s face it–it’s hard enough getting kids to type in Google.com, let alone something that’s 100 characters long. You’d blow your entire lesson just waiting for them to type it in! That’s where a URL shortener comes in. It takes that long, ugly address and reduces it to something short and memorable.Continue reading “URL Shorteners and QR Codes”
A virtual field trip allows you to go anywhere in the world without leaving your classroom. The person leading the field trip will talk to your students in real time, and they’ll be able to interact and ask questions as well. All you need is a device with a webcam and you’re good to go.Continue reading “Virtual Field Trips”
As an Edtech, it’s my job to work with educators to help them learn to integrate technology into their classrooms and curriculum.
More often than I’d like, one of the first things a teacher or administrator will tell me when they meet me is “I’m bad at technology” or “I’m tech illiterate” or “I don’t do computers.” There’s a genuine fear of using technology, and I suspect also that they’ll be embarrassed by what they don’t know and that I’ll end up judging them.Continue reading ““I’m bad at technology””
Twitter is not the scary place you think it is. In fact, it’s the best PLN (Professional Learning Network) you have access to as an educator.
Ugh, but what about all those celebrity feuds and the political ridiculousness? I don’t want to see any of that!
You don’t have to.
Seriously. Just don’t follow those people.Continue reading “Twitter as an Educational Resource”
It’s finally here! EdTech in Ten started as a simple, 10-minute podcast for teachers, with the goal of making technology accessible to any user at any skill level. Now, I’ve added this companion website so that I can elaborate more fully on some subjects, include videos and visuals, and even cover topics not discussed on the podcast. I’m excited to see where it takes us.
The podcast feed is in the sidebar, so feel free to check it out if this is your first time here. You can also listen on your favorite podcast platforms, including Apple, Anchor, Google, and Spotify.