Thursday, December 29, 2011

Upcoming Presentations

Will Richardson, Educational Technology Specialist, will be the featured speaker at this year's CLMS Technology Conference in Monterey, CA, Jan. 13-15. I will give a presentation on "Technology to Engage Students' Minds without Losing Yours". In March, I will give a presentation on how to engender students' critical thinking using the free 3D animation program called "Alice." This workshop will be held March 24 at "The Harker School," sponsored by Silicon Valley CUE. For more information on these conferences, go to either, or Hope to see you at one of the events!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Gaming Can Make a Better World?

Thanks MFL for sending me a link to this amazing video! This past year was my most difficult year as a teacher. I lost my vision and enthusiasm for teaching because the workload was horrendous. I'm sure I was not alone. Asked to do the job of both a regular teacher as well as a special ed teacher (with no certification or training), I worked over 70 hours a week trying to do the best job possible. I had no energy or will to devote to technology in education. This video, however, inspired me to return to my first love. It's a must see. Check it out and give us feedback on how you might inject at least one thought inspired by this video into your teaching this next school year.