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Teaching to Our Past

Teaching To Our Students Future

My Past The classroom has changed since my first year of teaching way, way back in 1997.  I had a chalkboard, some colored chalk, and an overhead projector.  There was also a TV hanging from the ceiling for Channel One news.  Year two added an internet connected computer in the …

Free Ice T: lucky you have some lemonade

Ice T? Nope – Lemonade…

Iced T? I think this commercial is an excellent parallel for teachers to consider.  How many times have we taught a lesson (that we thought was perfect) and the students look back at us with confusion?  Or we say something for the millionth time and get asked that question again…How …

Twitter for PD

This is the page for the OTA/Encyclomedia session for using Twitter to get PD.  All links from the presentation and the slides that were used are included right here!  If you couldn’t attend because you were at another amazing session – no worries – read on! Blogs Tweets for Teachers …

Twitter for Beginners

As a teacher, I understand that you don’t need another thing to keep up with…BUT if you are not using Twitter, you are missing opportunities to grow as a teacher.  Connect with other teachers, or professionals, get ideas, share your brilliance, inform parents…the list goes on and on.  Take a …

Technology Hacks for Educators

What is a Hack? Classroom hacks are loosely defined as anything that you can do to make your life easier or anything that can be repurposed outside of its intended use, for your benefit.  If you do a search for classroom hacks on Pinterest, you will find tons of different …

Technology Hacks

Technology Hacks for Educators

What is a Hack? Classroom hacks are loosely defined as anything that you can do to make your life easier or anything that can be repurposed outside of its intended use, for your benefit.  If you do a search for classroom hacks on Pinterest, you will find tons of different …

Social Media Properly Socialized

Properly Socialized Social Media

This blog post was originally shared on the Cimarron Middle School Blog.  This blog is great because it is written by teachers for teachers and originates from Cimarron Middle School in Edmond, Oklahoma.  What a great idea for including staff in the leadership of a building! Thank you so much …

4 – Twitter

Twitter In this episode of The Drive, the discussion is focused on teachers using Twitter.  I have blogged several times about the amazing things you can find on Twitter and why you should join in. Enjoy The Drive. Stitcher Soundcloud BAM Radio iTunes

EdTech August Wordle

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 …

OTAEM35

Get #OTAEM15 Tweets Here!!

Whether you do or don’t use twitter – you can follow the hashtag live below.  Scroll through the tweets, click on the links – enjoy the learning! Share this page with your friends and don’t be left out!  Have a super great conference!! *You may need to refresh the page …

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