Earlier tonight I held the first Technology Integration Support Group at a local Starbucks. It was very small, just one other person was there. But that was not the most important part. The important part was that learning took place. A teacher from a neighboring district was able to find the support needed to grow. … Continue reading Better Together…
My dear friend, Kerry, posed this question on the Voxer group BFC Lounge (see bfc530.com) just a few minutes ago, "What is it that early adopters have that other teachers don't, that makes them willing to try stuff even if they're not sure it's going to work?" Here is my answer: As I look back … Continue reading Early Adopter? Not me…oh wait, maybe I am.
Weeks 3 and 4 found us having to vacate the General Purpose lab due to state mandated testing. A laptop cart was located and we are in our classroom. The students are excited to be in The Vortex and I am glad to be able to settle into my new space. I still have kinks … Continue reading Weeks 3 & 4
This year I am starting a brand new chapter of my life. As of August 18, 2014 I will begin teaching computer applications to the students in grades 6-12 at my school. Throughout the year I will be guiding students towards industry certifications in Microsoft Office. At the same time, I will be looking for … Continue reading Miami Device
I am from Florida. I have lived here my entire life. I have a confession. I don't swim. Well, that's not entirely true. I can dog paddle but, don't ask me to save anyone. I can barely get myself across a backyard swimming pool. (But you're from Florida...) Yes, I'm from Florida and I don't … Continue reading I Think I Can Feel the Bottom…
I've been given an amazing opportunity. A blank slate. As we speak, a new computer lab is being installed at my school. I will be leading students through the world of IT for the first time on our campus. I am excited, nervous, and generally insecure about how to impart the knowledge it has taken … Continue reading A Whole New World
You can't teach and old dog new tricks. That's the saying. Well, I am not old nor a dog. So I guess that means it isn't too late for me to learn some new tricks. For those of you that don't know, I've been given a tremendous opportunity at my school for the following school … Continue reading I’m Not a Dog.