I recently came across an NPR article entitled: “OK, Google, Where Did I Put My Thinking Cap?,” and it really got me thinking about my students. You know, those teenagers who seem to have their mobile devices glued to their hands. The same kids who grumble a little bit when I politely ask them to put […]Read more "Can’t I Just Google This Instead?"
Teenagers love money. They love to make money, but they REALLY love to spend money! It’s one of the reasons why they are a highly targeted market for advertisers – you can count on teenagers to buy lots of “stuff!” But, teenagers have very little experience with managing money. Some may have a job, others […]Read more "A Love Triangle Between Teens, Money, and Budgets"
Another school year is about to start, and this year I will once again be implementing a blended learning environment. I’ve always used a variety of resources to enhance my students’ learning, and this year won’t be an exception. My Google Site is updated, and after an “unplugged” summer away working as a Division Leader […]Read more "Going GAFE"
Today, I am writing in response to an article from The Chronicle of Higher Education titled “The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking,” by Carol E. Holstead, published on March 4, 2015. Click here to view the article. It uses research to highlight success in the classroom using little technology, an idea highly oppositional to current trends […]Read more "Note Taking for the 21st Century"
I’d like to begin my blogging adventure by writing about Desmos. Desmos is a wonderfully dynamic website where one can explore graphs of various functions. It makes “compare and contrast” activities engaging because students have the ability to manipulate different functions in real time, and understand how they relate to one another. Recently, I had students […]Read more "Desmos for Discovery"