Today I took a team of four ninth graders to our regional STEM Expo. This is the third year for the NEFEC STEM (@NEFEC_STEM) Expo, but it was the first for my team and myself. We learned a lot today about what to expect for the future. But we also learned a lot about our … Continue reading Today’s STEM Expo (5/8/2015)
I have seen some incredible tweets lately about the virtues of podcasts. I used to listen to podcasts all the time. I loved the way I could control what I listened to in the car. I had several that were timed just right for my daily commute (45 min each way). It was a great … Continue reading Podcasts vs Voxer
I teach to impart knowledge to the younger generation in order to make this world a better place for future generations. -- Tammy Neil Doesn't that sound noble? It could be a graphic with a pretty background or a sunrise. Many of us in the educational arena have said something like this at one point … Continue reading Why I Teach
The day isn't over, but our first ever EdcampBranford is done. I wanted to take a few moments to reflect on what I experienced. This morning I woke up at my normal time. But instead of taking time to get ready, I quickly gathered all that I needed and got on the road. Today was … Continue reading My Reflections on Edcamp Branford
There has been some conversation lately about the purpose of posting chat questions before the chat actually begins. I'm not here to judge or ridicule anyone's practices. I believe that this question is as personal as the Coke vs. Pepsi debate. But my own practices requires more than a few characters to explain. I don't usually … Continue reading To Post or Not to Post — Chat Questions
My Game Design students have done done it again. They were given the task of creating a soccer game using basic figures and PowerPoint. What two of my students did went above and beyond the call of duty. What do you think of their double screen soccer game?
I teach a Game Design class in a lab full of computers. My students have an amazing ability to let me know when they don't understand a concept. They ask questions! It really is an amazing experience. I encourage other students to try it. On a more serious note, this week we have been talking … Continue reading Pixelation on the Floor