21 CLD Teachers = 21 CLD students: Based on ITL Research evidence

There have been many pedagogical shifts happening within the past five years in order to focus on preparing students for jobs that don’t currently exist. The focus on STEM careers has been a particularly large emphasis within the educational world. So as an educator we know the students need to be able to speak with…

The power of “JUST” 

The word “just” could be defined as: guided by truth, reason, justice, and fairness actual, real, or genuine. exactly or precisely. However, when put with defining statements such as, “I’m just a…” or “I can just do…”, you have now changed the meaning to a limitation. My perspective of myself, as “just a teacher” has…

5 risks that #changedeverything! 

Now, I’m not talking about leaving your comfort zones by sky diving or extreme rock climbing (unless that’s your thing), but rather putting myself out there for the world to critique. I just reread my very first blog post and a little tear formed in my eye as I reflected on my ambitious goals and…

Classroom Hack: Microsoft OneNote and OneNote ClassNotebook

First, let me begin by urging readers to get access to the free Office 365 tools just for being an educator. You will not regret it!  Click here to register for your free account!  OneNote: Teacher Uses  One of the amazing tools that you will have access to is OneNote. “What is it” you wonder?…

Microsoft Innovator Trainer goals

It was such a relaxing weekend of laying on the couch completing learning paths toward becoming a Microsoft Innovator Trainer!  After completing the Teacher and Trainer learning path and training 100 people about the limitless Microsoft tools, you will then become a Microsoft Trainer.  I have yet to train 100 people, but have made it…

#FETC2017 

Wow is the thought that I had as I entered the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL to attend the Future of Education Technology Convention 2017. With over 400 exhibits in the EXPO Hall, my senses were on overload and my mind couldn’t decide where to start! I shared in my excitement as I…

How to use Twitter professionally 

Written on: 1/10/17 Happy New Year!!  Today I had the opportunity to “share my story” with an awesome group of educators involved in one of our counties technology initiatives, Project Innovate. #hcps1tp1 #innov8 Our topic was how to use Twitter in the professional education world. I was honored to speak on this because I wouldn’t…

Teacher of the Year! 

Yup… that’s me! I can’t believe I have been honored with being voted into the Teacher of the Year club!  Woohooo!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Signing out,     One proud teacher!! 

Microsoft CCGA 

Written on: 10/17/16 Have you heard of CCGA?  The Creative Coding through Games and Apps program developed by Microsoft is an amazing opportunity for students to use the Touch Develop software to work their way through 6, 9, 12, or 18 weeks of curriculum.  “The Creative Coding Through Games And Apps (CCGA) curriculum provides everything…

September Trail 

Hello again! I hope it’s a restful Saturday morning for you as well. I’m currently enjoying some glorious mountain air before all in the house wake up, which left me reflecting on many things.  I began thinking about where I’ve come from as an educator to now and am proud of myself. I don’t have any…

First post 

Written on: 9/1/16 Well, hello world! This is my first post, on my first blog and not surprisingly it’s technology related! (Anyone who knows anything about me is not surprised what-so-ever.)  I am a teacher trying to change the world one student at a time in Florida and have been privileged to work with amazing…