Star Talking Video

A Video of the Discussion Between Neil deGrasse Tyson & Carmen Fariña This is connected to my previous post Star Talking synthesizing what I learned from the conversation between Carmen Fariña, the current New York City Schools Chancellor, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, the renowned astrophysicist and author, at the NYC Department of Education’s summer STEM Institute. I don’t believe there was any professional … Continue reading Star Talking Video

Star Talking

18 Takeaways From the Discussion Between Neil deGrasse Tyson & Carmen Fariña I had the pleasure of hearing two well-known former New York students and current New York educators discuss the strengths and flaws of our modern educational system. Carmen Fariña, the current New York City Schools Chancellor, had a riveting conversation with Neil deGrasse Tyson, the … Continue reading Star Talking

40+ Insights From FETC's 40th Anniversary in 2020

While my childhood (and adult family trips) to Florida have always been epic (see my extensive Disney planning spreadsheets for reference), I have never before been to FETC, the Future of Education Technology Conference. And this year it was the 40th anniversary and it was located in Miami Beach (a plus for not packing a … Continue reading 40+ Insights From FETC's 40th Anniversary in 2020

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 3-The Academy

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on my experience in becoming a Google Education Certified Innovator. You can view the other portions As Well. Part 1: The People Part 2: The Application Process & Tips Part 4: Taking Action So I hope it’s clear that being allowed to take part in a Google … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 3-The Academy

24 Insights From the 2019 #NYCSchoolsTech Summit

You can also find more info on the 2018 Summit. I was able to attend the NYC Schools Tech Summit again in its 7th year and was able to play an important role in the efforts of this year’s summit which found a large portion of its focus on inclusion and accessibility. Given how deeply … Continue reading 24 Insights From the 2019 #NYCSchoolsTech Summit

32 Insights From ISTE 2019

So even though ISTE (international Society for Technology Educators) has expanded now to 3 additional conferences and other learning opportunities (see What’s New With ISTE?) their annual ‘big-show’ is still a rather epic event. Their conference at ISTE brings together tens of thousands of educators from around the globe to see how they can best … Continue reading 32 Insights From ISTE 2019

Google Accessibility: All That’s New & All That Needs Work

Related: Check out the post on Accessible Add-Ons & Extensions. You can also learn more about Apple Accessibility, Microsoft Accessibility, and An Overview of Differentiation. I’m glad to see how much effort Google has put recently into making accessibility a key part of its mission when developing its products. They have a whole series of … Continue reading Google Accessibility: All That’s New & All That Needs Work

24 Lessons Learned from the CS Teachers Conference

This weekend was ever New York City Computer Science (CS) Teachers’ Conference, a day of presentations by CS teachers and partners with a gallery of presenters, breakout sessions, keynote speakers (like Chris Emdin), CS authors, and activities all organized by the Computer Science for All team. It was a wonderful opportunity for teachers to connect, … Continue reading 24 Lessons Learned from the CS Teachers Conference

Virtual Voyages-Part I: Why Extended Reality Matters In Education

This is the first part of a 2-part series exploring ways for teachers to create XR experiences for their students. Check Part II for 4 specific ways to build those experiences. Does Tech Matter? It seems that any education technology conference I go to, extended reality activities are what everyone is talking about the most … Continue reading Virtual Voyages-Part I: Why Extended Reality Matters In Education