Microsoft awards $125,000 to Miami EdTech

EdXpert Powered by Microsoft

The EdXpert, powered by Microsoft program provides Miami-Dade County public school K-12 STEM teachers with computer science based professional development opportunities, and focuses on Title I schools and those scoring low in Teacher Professional Development. EdXpert, powered by Microsoft is a “train-the-trainer” program which builds capacity for teachers to deliver computer science and technology-enabled lessons […]

Computer Science Teachers Association Launches in Miami!

CSTA Miami

With over 25,000 members from more than 145 countries, The Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) is a membership organization that supports and promotes the teaching of computer science. We’re excited to announce our partnership and leadership in the launch of the CSTA Miami Chapter! What does CSTA do?  CSTA provides opportunities for K–12 teachers and […]

New Keynote Features Allow for Endless Creativity

One of my favorite things about having 1:1 iPads at my school is that there are so many opportunities for students to create. Over the course of the year, they use GarageBand to make raps about science and iMovie to produce environmental PSAs (among many other things). Now, with new Keynote features, students can even […]

New Year, New You? New Edtech Tools to Try!

The New Year can bring new resolutions both personally and professionally. If you are a classroom teacher, is one of your resolutions to try out some new technology? One of my education heroes, Jennifer Gonzalez, of Cult of Pedagogy, wrote a blog post to give us some guidance (because I must not be the only […]

Computer science – pushing women out?

I came across this article by Melinda Gates and couldn’t believe what I had just read: “Computer science is one of very few professional fields where the proportion of women has actually been going down. In 1985, women made up 37% of computer science graduates, a high-water mark that still fell well short of gender parity. […]

What HyperDocs can do for You (and more importantly, your students)

I first learned about HyperDocs at the International Society for Technology in Education earlier this year. They were new to me, but they have been around for a little while. The HyperDoc Girls coined the term and published a book in 2016.  So, what exactly is a hyperdoc? Basically, it is a hyperlinked document.  Hyperlinks […]

The Importance of Formative Assessments

Formative assessments are a powerful tool that not only allows a teacher to  to gauge where his/her students are and aid in personalizing learning, but also allows the student to reflect on what and how they are learning. Thinking about thinking is one of the 16 Habits of Mind that help us navigate situations when we […]

What’s Your Digital IQ?

In the article, How Educators Can Raise Their Digital IQ, Matthew Lynch says,  Just as we strive to make advancements in other areas of our schools, educators should be working to raise their digital IQ. Setting a higher standard for teacher development in this area could have a major benefit to the students they serve. […]

Preparing for an Unknown World

When I was in school (not that long ago), my teachers prepared me for a known world. People went to school, got jobs with companies who offered insurance, worked for forty years and then retired with a pension.  Today, teachers have to prepare our students for an unknown world. In the book, Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom, […]

How Educators can Prepare for the Future (which is now)

Technology has changed pretty much every facet of our lives – including how we learn and therefore how we teach. Some have started to question what the role of the teacher is going to be in the future. Will we be replaced by artificial intelligence?  In the post, “The Future Proof Educator,” Chris Young argues […]