Three GREAT Communication Tools

As a teacher and educational technology geek, I am always on the look out for TOOLS that work.  In particular, I am looking for tools that are simple, straightforward and consistent. Remind, Vocaroo and Voxer are three excellent communication tools that I use on a daily basis that meet those criteria. Remind This is a fantastic […]

My classroom through their eyes

Over the last year, I have learned a lot about teaching and transparency from Pernille Ripp’s (@pernilleripp) blog – Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension.  She is a dynamic educator that tells it like it is, but with compassion.  I appreciate her directness and unwillingness to sugarcoat her opinions.  Her blog feels like a conversation.  There is […]

New Schools

In her Keynote on Thursday morning at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit, Heidi Hayes Jacob (@HeidiHayesJacob) started her presentation with a straightforward essential question: “What year are you preparing your learners for?  This year’s preschool students will graduate secondary school in 2031.” That caught my attention because my twin boys are in preschool right now.  My boys […]

Miami Device: Friday

Friday morning picked up right where Thursday afternoon left off. Instant Professional Development (PD) with iTunes U: 8:30a – 9:30a. Led by Lisa Johnson (@TechChef4u).  Lisa relayed a wealth of knowledge on using iTunes in Education.  One of the things I most appreciated about Lisa’s presentation was her willingness to share everything online.  Wow!  The connected […]

Miami Device: Thursday

As soon as I heard about Miami Device – on Twitter – I wrote the dates in my calendar.  It wasn’t about the location.  It wasn’t about the timing.  It was ALL about the connected educators that were going to be presenting.  Here are a few of the central ones: @tonyvincent; @kevinhoneycutt; @canadankim; @KleinErin; @TanyaAvrith; @TechChef4u; @gregkulowiec; @MrMacnology; @HollyClarkEdu;   […]


I’m just glad it didn’t rain or snow.  The forecast predicted it would – but it didn’t.  In exchange the temperature was close to freezing and the wind blew the seams off flapping flags.  Stripping down to my underwear in the lobby of the Manchester Radisson, I quickly surveyed my racing clothes.  Running tights, t-shirt […]