Finding Your Tribe #WanderlustEDU #Teacher #Change #Tribe @edtechteam

If you are feeling lonely in your teacher journey... you are doing it wrong. Teaching is about sharing, collaborating, and growing. The concept of closing the door and focusing only on your own teaching in your own space is not what our profession is all about.As a second-year teacher, I remember the excitement that ran through me about …

Storytelling with Text Messaging

Teaching students to recognize both sides of an argument, and/or have structured conversations centered around class content, regularly finds its place in our classrooms. We teach argumentative essay writing, debate protocols, conversational cues (in all languages), etc… These lessons can be completed through traditional classroom strategies, through podcasting…. and perhaps through texting. There are a …

Podcasts are Lit

For whatever reason I've always thought of podcast is being relatively passe. The idea of audio-only didn't seem super appealing to my students who are driven by YouTube content. Lately, I have been listening to a podcast from places like Stuff You Should Know and I absolutely love it! So I've been trying to think …

Gaming, VR Exploring, and App Building: The Ellis Island Hack-A-Thon

bit.ly/EllisIslandMicah   As educators, we are constantly seeking to engage our students in the most meaningful ways. Not engage, like simply hooking them in with entertaining or trending toys, rather we work to engage our students in meaningful learning. Parallel with the constantly evolving world of emergent technology the most meaningful, and most engaging strategies …

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is about the people

"Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened." - Billy Graham Think: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Star Wars, every good quest-adventure story has a team of contributors, each with a special skill set that contributes to the team’s successes. They fumble about lampooning …

Innovativeness is the Pedagogy for the Future #edtech #wanderlustEDU

The journey of the educator is much like a quest. We strive to successfully gather the necessary skills and knowledge loading our brains and backpacks (teacher toolkit) with what we think will best benefit our students. But like any journey our supplies and frame of thinking need to be constantly refreshed, a state of constant …