November 6, 2015

Tech for the Foreign Language Classroom

I think the foreign language classroom is one of the most natural extensions for tech integration. Tech can provide some great resources and ways for your students to create authentic artifacts, it’s as easy as pressing record on the iPad for students to capture their language skills. Video & Audio Students can record skits, conversations, […]

April 7, 2015

Here are a few of my favorite things (apps)

As I sit here in a coffee shop in a small town in Poland, I ponder what to write for my (somewhat) weekly blog post. Well, firstly I asked myself, why do I blog? And to answer my own question, I would say, blogging is a great way to organize and sythesize information. Countless studies […]

March 4, 2015

Map it to me! Exploring Google My Maps

Have you heard of Google My Maps? I wouldn’t be surprised if you haven’t, and no, I don’t mean the map you go to when you need directions, but the Google tool for building custom maps, routes, etc. As a Google enthusiast and a Tech Integrator at a Google school (and at this point is […]

February 10, 2015

Using Explain Everything to Make Thinking Visible

Knowledge, facts, information, all these words are a part of teaching and learning. But the glue that holds all of this together is the thinking. The preconceptions, the conceptions built from new knowledge, the critical and the deep are the areas of thinking that are at the crux of deep learning. This is not merely […]

February 10, 2015

Code Alert! Why we should teach computer programming to kids of all ages

Computers have changed almost every aspect of life over the past few decades. It is hard to think of one field or facet that hasn’t been indirectly or directly influenced by the propagation of technology. Yet, the world of education is severely lagging in preparing the next generation with the skills required to succeed in […]

January 28, 2015

Review: Khan Academy App

Khan Academy started with providing math learning and now has expanded to science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and probably more to come. When I heard about this app, I knew that some of the teachers already use Khan Academy in their classes, so I thought perhaps this app could be helpful. On the iPad you have access to all the content and videos lessons that you can stream from the site. It has a nice clean user interface, content is well organized and easily accessible (providing you have good wireless). This makes working on questions, reviewing material, in my opinion, much easier and smoother.

January 27, 2015

iMovie 10.0.6 Tutorials

iMovie 10.0.6 Tutorials I just finished uploading a set of pretty comprehensive iMovie (10.0.6) tutorials that I made for my video class, so enjoy!

October 10, 2014

What is a Tech Integrator? And why is having one important?

Tech Integrator, what is that? Well at every school I have worked / visited / observed this job (the job of which is often called slightly different things), is always defined in a diversity of manners. But let me define a Tech Integrator, which is half my current position, as such: a person who works […]