Using Students’ Interests to get them Excited About Data

Using Students’ Interests to get them Excited About Data Image of mountain biker jumping

Start with a hook Distance Learning has been both a blessing and a curse. Most parents and educators are fully aware of the negative side of not having kids in classrooms or physically at schools. I’d like to focus on an opportunity I took with my son for personalized learning. This got him excited about […]

Apple Keynote is More than just for Presentations

Apple Keynote is More than just for Presentations

My friend and colleague David Lee @davidleeedtech asked me to create some simple animations for his videos on rapid prototyping.  This is not one of my strengths, however, I was able to leverage my experience using Keynote and some of the capabilities of the Apple Pencil and my iPad Pro.  

So, you want to make a top rated movie?

So, you want to make a top rated movie? story mountain, storytelling, data, movies,

As a former classroom teacher, I have done my share of story retells using story mountains, graphic organizers and more. One story I read every year when I taught 3rd grade was Kevin Henke’s book A Weekend with Windell. It is a story about a young mouse that visits a friend’s house for the weekend. […]

Coaching in Schools: Using Data to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Others

Coaching in Schools: Using Data to Clearly Communicate Your Work to Others

If you are an instructional coach, technology coach or data coach in a school or district, the following scenario might sound familiar to you. In my role as a technology & innovation specialist I am the point person for 28 classroom teachers, 22 instructional assistants and 630 second grade and third grade students.  In addition […]

Lency’s Scrunchies: Practicing Data with Kids – Distance Learning

Lency’s Scrunchies: Practicing Data with Kids – Distance Learning Lency's Scrunchies

I was trying to think of a way to show my children some of the types of things I work on.  They know I read books about graphs and use spreadsheets a lot.  Other than that, they don’t know too much.  We had some time, so I decided to get my 13 year-old daughter, who hates math, involved […]

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