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STEM & EdTech PD Opportunities In NYC

Living in NYC gives teachers a distinct advantage in their ability to seek professional development from both inside and outside of the NYC Department of Education regularly partners with great city science, sustainability, and educational technology organizations to improve student learning and professional development. These outside organizations often provide free resources and training, so they are … Continue reading STEM & EdTech PD Opportunities In NYC

A New Accessible Math Game From PBS

This was originally part of a guest post on the WNET Education blog. Introduction Educators have long been familiar with PBS as a go-to source for educational materials, and teachers like me striving to create a playful classroom environment enjoy their wide selection of learning game from Mission U.S and Nova Labs for older students … Continue reading A New Accessible Math Game From PBS

EdTech Updates 2018: Ed Puzzle

As I have explained in previous posts, it's important to provide multimodal learning is important for students to improve both understanding and retention of information. Simply having a movie day though isn't enough to make content worthwhile or impactful. Sure sites like BrainPOP, Flocabulary, Discovery, and even YouTube have quality educational content. What the better … Continue reading EdTech Updates 2018: Ed Puzzle

The Latest Ways to Catch Flipgrid Fever

For those who haven't yet caught the fever, here are the basics on Flipgrid. Flipgrid has been enticing more and more educators to try it in their classrooms because it is wonderfully collaborative with other applications, encourages personalized learning and student expression, and because the community of educators using the platform is so excited about … Continue reading The Latest Ways to Catch Flipgrid Fever

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

I already shared that the people involved in the Google Innovator process are the most important piece, as is the case in all educational initiatives. That said, the process is also a key component. Google has refined and improved their efforts over time to make it as impactful for educators as possible, even changing the … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

15 Insights From the NYC Summer STEM Institute

The NYCDOE once again held their summer institute to advance STEM Instruction. Last year, our former chancellor had a heated discussion with Neil DeGrasse-Tyson. It made it clear that we must confront science denial and the reasons why we are failing in math instruction. I strongly believe that hands-on STEM learning is crucial to successfully … Continue reading 15 Insights From the NYC Summer STEM Institute

18 Insights From The NYC Schools Tech Summit

This NYC Schools Tech Summit, which celebrated its 6th year, was a particularly pivotal year for the event with a new venue, new types of sessions, new vendor stations (now with actual room to walk), podcasts, and DeNora Getachew (her bio), the New York City Executive Director of Generation Citizen, as the keynote speaker. All of … Continue reading 18 Insights From The NYC Schools Tech Summit

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 1-The People

This is part of an ongoing series of posts on my experience in becoming a Google Education Certified Innovator. On Innovation I should begin with the idea that I kind of despise the words innovator and innovative. It's not that I don't believe in the concepts, but there seem to be issues when they're applied … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 1-The People

A New Vision For Schools

I had the opportunity to attend an event at the Google offices here in New York City where I got to hear a number of awesome teachers present about helpful tools to guide the Google-centric school and help them make their journey easier with offerings from New Visions for Public Schools. We had a lot … Continue reading A New Vision For Schools

In Response to “The Death of EdTech”

For other content related to the 2018 ISTE Conference, check out 25 Insights From the ISTE Conference or What’s New With ISTE. Where It Was Right Recently Medium published an article titled Google, ISTE, and the Death of EdTech written by Belgian administrator Mike Crowley. It is a purposefully provocative title that ventures into the type … Continue reading In Response to “The Death of EdTech”