My Summer Reading List

One of the things I love most about summer is the time I have to READ!  I never seem to find time during the school year so I compile a list of books to enjoy over the summer.  This year I have quite the collection.  Here are the books I currently have on my list.... Continue Reading →

Google Drive Targeted Tips

As the end of the school year is quickly winding down, many teachers reflect and set goals for the next school year.  Do you need help keeping your Google Drive organized?  Check out these Targeted Tips for Drive Organization and Settings.  Feel free to download and share!  More Targeted Tips will be coming soon. Targeted... Continue Reading →

Google Educator Certification Boot Camp

I'm excited to be a Google for Education Certified Trainer and will be holding a boot camp in Frisco, TX on July 12-13, 2016 to help teachers get ready for the Google Certified Educator exams.  I have been holding 1 day sessions in my district this semester and we currently have 24!  Check out the flyer... Continue Reading →

Blended Learning

Blended Learning is the integration of digital learning with classroom instruction.  I used blended instruction with my 7th grade science students during the 2014-15 school year with great success.  My school district does not offer advanced classes for 7th grade science students and while most classrooms focus on teaching to the middle and differentiating for... Continue Reading →

Creating a PD Badge Program

As an Instructional Technology Specialist, its my job to help my teachers learn how to integrate technology in meaningful ways.  But what happens when the teachers just don't have the time?  Time is a precious commodity for educators so I was looking for a way to provide technology professional development but without taking up too... Continue Reading →

Peer Feedback with Google Classroom

Ashley Lay, a 7th grade ELAR teacher in Prosper ISD, is doing great things with Google Classroom. Most recently she used it as a method for students to provide feedback to each other as they analyze each other’s writings.  First she had students complete an assignment called Fan Fiction in which they used a Google... Continue Reading →

Eventzee EDU – Ready…Set…GO!

After using Eventzee at our #ProsperTrendingNow Technology day last June, Prosper ISD teachers have been anxiously awaiting the EDU version to use with students.  The guys at Eventzee have been working tirelessly to get it up and running and Prosper ISD teachers are extremely grateful to them!  We are excited to be their "test" group... Continue Reading →

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