summer

ISTE 2016: Don’t Stop Believing!

I vividly remember my very first ISTE conference back in 2012. The San Diego Convention Center seemed enormous, and there was a veritable sea of people swarming in and out of sessions as far as the eye could see! More than that, however, there was a palpable electricity in the air…

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Ohboyohboyohboy, #ISTE2016

I’m incredibly appreciative of the support I receive from my administration when it comes to professional development. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend the last four ISTE conferences (San Diego, San Antonio, Atlanta, and Philadelphia) and I’m super excited for this year’s event in Denver! There are so many amazing presentations, poster…

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#NerdyCast Conversation with @TheNerdyTeacher

I had the opportunity this evening to chat with Nicholas Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher) on his podcast NerdyCast. Over the course of an hour, we discuss comics, graphic novels, reading, and makerspaces in schools. True to form, Nick brings his passion, insight, and humor to the conversation while also managing to drop some…

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Thad Starner, Lizzie, and the Beginnings of Wearable Technology

On my way home from Massachusetts yesterday, I listened to an episode of NPR’s Invisibilia called Our Computers, Ourselves, which dealt with the evolving relationship between humans and computers. The whole episode is well worth a listen, but I was particularly intrigued by the story of Thad Starner, who, as…

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Don’t Miss This Week’s NerdyCast Show!

Tomorrow evening I’ll be chatting with my #GTAMTV colleague and friend, Nicholas Provenzano, AKA @thenerdyteacher, on NerdyCast, an incredible podcast he’s been running for the past few years. The archive of past shows is well worth checking out! We’ll be talking about makerspaces in education, education technology news, comic books, Star…

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Design Challenge: #BitOlympics

For the past three weeks, the littleBits team has been busy running a global design challenge called the BitOlympics. Participants all over the world were asked to consider how they might remix an Olympic sport and then build a project that showcases their design. Five sports were chosen by a International…

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