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Confessions of a Classroom Flipper…Part 1: The Good…

So…If you have read this blog before, you know that I am a flipclass teacher.  What you may not know is that I have some confessions to make – enough confessions that my colleague Kristina Stevenson and I created a professional development session.  And  we had the good fortune to …

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You Are More Than A Teacher

Uber? Lyft? Teach? It has been a challenging week for educators. The Oklahoma legislature voted not to give teachers a $5,000 pay raise, which is desperately needed. Teachers in Oklahoma have not had a pay raise in a decade. Here is a tweet from Oklahoma teacher Shanna Melllot, she shared it …

Episode 10 – Community solutions for Education

  Follow OklaSaid the #Oklaed Podcast on: Podcast Hosts and where to find us on Twitter: Erin Barnes: twitter.com/ebarnes73 Scott Haselwood: twitter.com/teachfromhere Who hosted the #oklaed chat and where to find them on Twitter: University of Oklahoma Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education Dean Gregg Garn @deangarn Overview of chat topic …

Policy Issues

I was tagged in a twitter post this afternoon from the most amazing Kas Nelson (@kasnelson – you should follow her). It got my brain thinking, then a range of emotions flooded in, mostly anger. This is the pic from the tweet: Here is something that cannot be stressed enough …

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Why #EdTech

A couple of questions answered for my readers:  Why am I working toward a PhD in #EdTech?  What is #EdTech all about??  These were questions that were recently asked by my professor, questions that my readers may (or may not) think interesting… The word cloud at the top of the page …

Gamify Your Class. Here’s Why!

gam·i·fi·ca·tion ˌɡāmifəˈkāSHən/ noun the application of typical elements of game playing (e.g., point scoring, competition with others, rules of play) to other areas of activity, typically as an online marketing technique to encourage engagement with a product or service. “gamification is exciting because it promises to make the hard stuff …

I’m Going Rogue

Do I have your attention???  Read on… Does your classroom or educational system look like this: Might I suggest an upgrade? With the emergence of the internet and the proliferation of educational technology, there are too many ways to break down these black and white walls.  Lets add some color. …

Diversity and Equity

*Warning – this post has over 3,700 words.  It will deal will some very strong issues of education in our state as they relate to my equity and diversity course and the associated readings that we covered this past semester.  My final paper will be in APA format, if you want to …

My Bucket List

Taking a break from thoughts on education…. Here is my bucket list, order not important! Run the Oklahoma City Marathon – I was sitting in my car at the University of Central Oklahoma studying for a test in Adolescent Psychology when it sounded like a lightening bolt hit right behind …

The Grandaddy of Trig Identities!

The challenged was issued by the most brilliant of educators: BlueCereal – a genius among us smart folks!  He suggested a post about our favorite content – challenge accepted Mr. Cereal! I taught high school math for over 18 years before embarking on my current journey as a full time Ph.D …

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