The AI Dilemma: Helping Students Embrace the Future

Many teachers I speak with express concern regarding students’ use of AI to cheat. They have countless stories of catching kids submitting copy and pasting ChatGPT outputs. The types of assignments range from simple reflections to summative essays. Unfortunately, this is a new reality we teachers have to deal with now. So, I found myself […]

Beyond the Basics: Unleashing Canva’s AI Magic in the Classroom

Canva has always been one of my favorite tools – to use both professionally and personally. I even love to get my students to use it. I think it is important to expose students to industry-level technology, not only educational technology. For example, in addition to Canva for creation and design, students can use Trello […]

Beyond Chat: Discovering the Power of Image-Based Prompts in LLMs

I have been having so much fun exploring AI tools and learning how they can help teachers save time and achieve learning goals. So, I have seen a lot, but one thing I came across recently really blew my mind. Ever since I learned about Large Language Models, I’ve pretty consistently used ChatGPT. However, at […]

The sky IS falling

It has been about a year since ChatGPT came into our lives. Working in education, I have witnessed a rollercoaster of emotions regarding AI. On a daily basis, teachers are either super excited to try a new AI tool, or they rant about how it’s the end of the world. For teachers who want to […]

Countdown to FETC 2024

It’s that time of year again! The Future of Education Technology (FETC) is happening in Orlando, Florida next week. This is one of two conferences (ISTE being the other) that I try to attend every year. Each time I have come back with tools, resources, and strategies that I can implement immediately for my teachers […]

It Really Does Feel Like Magic

Alot of the AI tools out there that are helpful for teachers are not made for teachers. I myself keep a ChatGPT tab perpetually open on my computer.    One tool that is made specifically for educators is MagicSchool. When I first made an account, I couldn’t use it for a few weeks because I […]

AI for Teacher Efficiency

“I have so much time on my hands, I don’t even know what to do with myself,” said no teacher EVER. Teachers never have enough time, between grading, and planning, and actually teaching, and innovating, and learning, and the list goes on. Often teachers get burned out and either the students suffer or they leave […]

How to Teach Students About AI

Today, we hear about Artificial Intelligence everywhere. This is true especially for teachers who not only are discovering ways we can use it to help make our life easier, but also have to learn how to navigate a world where students can use it.    But, how and what should we teach students about AI? […]


Planning for a new school year is one of my favorite things to do. It’s a time to try new things, but sometimes it’s hard to decide what to try. Both Project Based Learning and STEAM Education are popular right now because of their ability to teach students not only the content, but also help […]

Making the Most Out of Summer

When I was a kid, my only experience with summer camp was a week-long sleep away camp my mom somehow let me attend when I was about 10 and 11. I learned things I still use today, for example, how to paddle a canoe (or kayak), how to swim while dragging something with one hand, […]