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Take Apart Day 2016-17

Last year I wrote about Take Apart Day. This year we had more students come out and get their hands into the innards of some items like a toaster, alarm clock, old desktop computer, an “Easy” button, etc. The students…

A Coaching Win…The Story of Kelly Lee

Recently I read a post, one in a series, by Adam Schoenbart titled ‘The Coaching Chronicles: Small Victories, Big Impact‘. It reminded me of a “victory” I had the pleasure of hearing about this week. A little back story, right around the…

Add Audio to ThingLinks

A new, highly anticipated and often requested feature has been added to ThingLink Premium and Pro accounts — the ability to add audio (MP3 or M4A) as a hot-spot/image tag.  You can read more about it at the ThingLink Education…

My Opportunity as a Webinar Panelist

On June 2nd, I had the chance to present during a webinar hosted by Susan Oxnevad. I was part of an Edu-awesome group including, Kathy Schrock, Jodie Johnston, Laura Moore, and Christi Collins. Each of us presented a 360°/VR ThingLink…

Experience Reality by Virtual Means

Sometimes our students cannot travel or experience different places, that’s where teachers need to try and offer ways of sharing those locations with them. Enter ThingLink 360°/VR Images and videos which enable an immersive experience are just starting to take…

Sketchnoting

One of my goals this year is to get into sketchnoting. This is the concept of recording notes in a visual way to make them engaging as well as connecting key concepts with easy to understand images. I consider myself a visual…

2015 Take Apart Day

***I posted about this topic on my district’s blog: WW-P 1to1 Learning*** I had the pleasure of getting a Post-it Note from Dr. Rebecca McLelland-Crawley, one Friday morning. “11am, STEAM room, Take Apart Day, be there!” Now that sounds enticing!…

Creating a Twitter Chat

Twitter chats can be a great way to gain many tried & true ideas in a short amount of time. Hashtags make it quite easy to follow a conversation online. In the past, I have participated in some established chats:…