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Keep Kids Engaged, Not Busy!

Keep Kids Engaged, Not Busy!

Episode 8 on the @codebreakeredu podcast! Keep students engaged, not busy! In this episode we speak to STEM consultant @MrMLabuda and Kindie teacher @McMenemyTweets about computational thinking during remote learning. Listen below and view the full podcast at http://codebreaker.buzzsprout.com, on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedinemailReddit

COVID19: Feedback Over Grades

COVID19: Feedback Over Grades

In this episode we talk remote learning, Google Classroom, skipping report cards and the importance of feedback over grades, especially now.  Report cards? Skip them. Grades? No way, too many equity concerns. Just too many variables for any evaluation to be deemed “fair.” Listen below and view the full podcast at http://codebreaker.buzzsprout.com, on Spotify or […]

The Future of Professional Development: Podcast

The Future of Professional Development: Podcast

I want to talk about the future of professional development. COVID19 has completely disrupted our world. Education will never be the same. We’re all moving into those online spaces. We have Google Classroom, Zoom, Skype, all of those places. We exist there these days. Only there is many regards. So what does that mean for professional development moving forward?  Listen below for the full episode! Click here if it does not show. TwitterFacebookPinterestLinkedinemailReddit

Eduporium - Empowering The Future With Technology

Eduporium – Empowering The Future With Technology

Eduporium is a nationwide provider of EdTech for K-12 schools, libraries, makerspaces, and colleges in the US. Though they got started as simply a reseller, they learned quickly that educators need more than that. They need transparency, they need accuracy, they need quick solutions, and they often need guidance when it comes to discovering and […]

New STEM / STEAM Bundle!

New STEM / STEAM Bundle!

​Hello, world!  I am partnering with NextLesson to bring affordable STEM / STEAM content to schools! Lesson plans, resources, books and much much more! NextLesson offers standards‑aligned K‑12 projects and lessons that engage students in real world problem solving through topics they love. Our projects and lessons provide students with opportunities to develop and apply critical thinking skills […]

Dialogue, Not Monologue via @McMenemyTweets

Dialogue, Not Monologue via @McMenemyTweets

My latest educational read has been Risk Taker by Brian Aspinall.  The book is filled with relatable and thought-provoking stories and lessons written in a way only Brian can.  When I read books like this, I often write down thoughts or quotes that leave an impression.  So…here we are.  In one of his accounts about his first year teaching […]

It’s Okay to Be Where You Are - It’s Not Okay to Stay There via @McMenemyTweets

It’s Okay to Be Where You Are – It’s Not Okay to Stay There via @McMenemyTweets

I remember the year a SMART Board was installed in my classroom.  It was a game changer at the time.  I ditched the blackline masters and accompanying teacher’s manual and made my own program.  My way.  Everything we did from then on was interactive.  I loved my SMART Board.  Next came iPads.  I had access to an entire class set of iPads. […]

Risk Taker: Strengthen Your Courage, Blaze A New Trail & Ignite Your Students’ Passions!

Risk Taker: Strengthen Your Courage, Blaze A New Trail & Ignite Your Students’ Passions!

​Hot off the press! We are SO EXCITED to release Risk Taker today which is already in the #3 spot on Experimental Education on Amazon Canada! We are super proud of our work, your work and our students’ work!  “Future-ready students need to be creative. They need to know how to communicate their ideas and […]

CSEd - Where Do Girls Belong? Via @McMenemyTweets

CSEd – Where Do Girls Belong? Via @McMenemyTweets

It’s Computer Science Education Week.  My social media feed is filled with amazing things happening in classrooms around the globe.  It’s filled with ideas, resources and endless opportunities for educators to network with one another and add to their teacher toolbox.  It’s filled with facts and figures about computer science, and why it’s important for […]