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

Minecraft and Accessible Play

This post was originally a guest post on July 12, 2017 for the Minecraft Education Blog. BACKGROUND This likely won’t be your typical Minecraft Education blog post since I do not engage in typical teaching.  Granted most teachers, given every child’s uniqueness, would say the same and even more so educators who’ve embraced Minecraft for … Continue reading Minecraft and Accessible Play

Here’s To The Crazy Ones: 25 Lessons From an ADE Institute and The Power of Connections

Find related posts on Apple Accessibility, Apple Computer Science, and Apple Updates. Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The ones who cheer for new friends and change-makers they have yet to meet. To those who attempt new things in front of experts unafraid of looking foolish. And then challenge those … Continue reading Here’s To The Crazy Ones: 25 Lessons From an ADE Institute and The Power of Connections

City Mouse, Country Mouse: Education and Connection Across Environments

It feels like a different world even since I presented this as part of a panel at ISTE (International Society of Technology Educators) back in December. And it seems like 100 years ago when the idea for this conversation first percolated within my brain. It was originally an idea that filtered into my head more … Continue reading City Mouse, Country Mouse: Education and Connection Across Environments

Remote Learning in Special Education

Equity Having met educators from around the world, I’ve found that creating equity of access has been one of the key issues facing both large and small school districts. I have spoken in the past of the particular challenges and efforts for creating equity in New York City, a city that was literally designed with … Continue reading Remote Learning in Special Education

One App to Rule Them All: Merging EdTech Companies

It seems like large companies everywhere are gobbling up so many smaller companies. We see it in major media mergers where companies like Sinclair have tried to own and control local news across the country. And while examples that or the historic monopolies like Standard Oil point to a dystopian concept of these massive consolidation … Continue reading One App to Rule Them All: Merging EdTech Companies

Disability and Democracy

Brief History of Disability in American Democracy As I am completing my poll worker training I am pondering what it is like for a person with a disability to exercise their rights in a democracy (or federal constitutional democratic republic for you social studies sticklers). People with disabilities have long been the most under-represented group … Continue reading Disability and Democracy

Web Meeting Throwdown: Zoom vs. Hangouts Meet vs. Teams vs. WebEx (and More)

You can view related posts on where there is Hope in This Health Crisis, using video conferencing in schools, a focus on Remote Learning in Special Education, and Broader Educational Resources for Use During Quarantine. Everyone’s online right now and web meeting platforms are all the rage. It’s how families are staying in touch, friends … Continue reading Web Meeting Throwdown: Zoom vs. Hangouts Meet vs. Teams vs. WebEx (and More)