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Making EdTech Authentic

Once upon a time, learning in English Language Arts meant diagramming sentences, reading volumes of Shakespeare and Milton, and scrawling essays in marbled compositions books. Of course, those old...

December 19, 2016

Chemistry In The Kitchen: Why I Love Using GPB's CHEMISTRY MATTERS Series

“Why do I have to study this? When will I ever use it?” I've heard these questions multiple times about subjects such as algebra, biology, geometry, and chemistry over the thirty...

December 12, 2016

How PBIS Increased Our Attendance And Decreased Discipline

Gainesville City Schools has dug deep into PBIS, Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, for all students P - 12. During 2015-2016, groups of teachers and administrators from each school were...

December 5, 2016

Design Squad Global Brings The Big World To A Small Town!

This semester I embarked on a journey with my 6th grade students in my STEM Lab class all the way from small town Blackshear, Georgia, USA to the Guateng region of South Africa. How did we go there,...

November 28, 2016

Empowering Students Through Technology

Wow, the beginning of a new school year. This is the start of year 12 for me in education and it has been such an eventful and rewarding ride. A new school year provides an awesome opportunity and...

August 18, 2016

Evansdale Elementary's Path To STEM Certification

STEM education is far more than plastic cup towers and gumdrop structures. At Evansdale Elementary School in DeKalb County we are working towards developing a STEM curricula that is based primarily...

December 9, 2015

RoboPandamonium! Building a Robotics Program at Vineville Academy

Everyone loves LEGOs! And when you add the word ‘Robotics’ - students will beg to be on the team! Having coached 8 teams in the last 4 years, I can attest to it. They. Will. Beg. When...

October 1, 2015

I Flipped my Classroom the Hard Way - But You Don’t Have To!

I began creating my flipped classroom in 2009. The way I did it was to build over 500 online learning tools that students interact with at their own pace. Most of this work is done in the classroom...

July 24, 2015

EdTech: iPad Lab at Woodstock Elementary

Why can’t learning be FUN? As an adult, I work collaboratively with my team, we ask questions, we make mistakes, we try again, and we have fun together but guess what…I learn while I...

June 30, 2015

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