I have just returned from three days in Clearwater, Florida. The Plato Academy and Nik Chatzopoulos (@chatzopoulosn) organized the second Superior Tech for Teachers. When I arrived, I was greeted by friends. Many Florida educators from my PLN were in attendance both as presenters and participants. I will say I had a grand time. It … Continue reading Superior Tech for Teachers 2016
Evernote and Google recently announced they are working together. (See the announcement here.) Now you will be able to include files from your Google Drive into your Evernote Notes. Right now, this is only available for Android and web users (Chrome browser only). Sorry, iOS folks. After signing up to Beta test the partnership, I … Continue reading Evernote and Google
Edcamp Branford 2016 occurred yesterday at Branford High School in Branford, Florida. It was attended by just over 60 educators and students interested in learning, connecting and sharing. It was an awesome day. If you haven't experienced an edcamp, I encourage you to find one. You can learn more about them here. If there isn't … Continue reading Edcamp Branford, April 23, 2016
Let me start by saying I am not focused on any one individual or any one service. Rather, I am focused on those automatic notices that are generated by companies that monitor our Twitter statistics. Is it really all that important to the rest of us who my most active followers were? How important is … Continue reading Authentic Dialogue
I am connected to a large network of educators. They teach in a variety of locations around the world. I learn from them on a daily basis. I teach in a public school. There are some in the educational world that would have me separate myself from those educators from private, independent or (gasp!) charter … Continue reading You teach where? I don’t care.
In January, I had the privilege of escorting 5 amazing young people and 2 other adults to the Florida Senior Beta State Convention in Orlando. It was held at the Florida Hotel attached to the Florida Mall. I will be honest. I didn't want to make this trip. I had just returned from a fantastic … Continue reading Remembering My Purpose
For the last couple of years, I haven't made resolutions for the New Year. Instead, I've joined the growing trend to find a word to describe what I want to see in the upcoming year. In 2014, my word was acceleration. Last year, my word was connection. 2015 was definitely a year of connections for … Continue reading 2016 Word of the Year