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3rd Grade Stop Motion Project

As a Digital Literacy Coach it is my job to help teachers find ways to transform learning in their classrooms. Recently I worked with the Lower School art teacher to create a project that brought together content learning, art and technology. It was an example of best practice in using technology for transformation in learning. … Continue reading

Digital Promise Awards

Digital Promise Awards

Digital Promise and EdSurge just announced the first annual Digital Innovation in Learning Awards. I am very proud that my team was selected to receive an honorable mention in the category of Community Counts.  Here is a copy of our winning video. I am even more proud of the work we do every day to make a … Continue reading

3D Printing in Mexico City

3D Printing in Mexico City

Are you looking for something interesting to do with your kids this weekend in Mexico City? Have you heard of 3D printing but not are not quite sure what it can be used for? Just looking for something new in the city? I highly recommend you check out the 3D Lab FabCafe,  Tonala 89 in Col. Roma. … Continue reading

10 Tips For Parents Using WhatsApp

10 Tips For Parents Using WhatsApp

I am a huge fan of WhatsApp and I know the benefits it can have for parents in schools when used properly. After being on WhatsApp chat groups for my daughters’ classes for two years and being frustrated I decided to make a list of what parents should know before they use WhatsApp for communication. … Continue reading

An Expat Who Appreciates Going Home

I have lived in Mexico for close to seventeen years and I can say that I there are many things I love about being here. I even made a list of the 200 things I love in honor of the bicentennial. Although I love Mexico I spend my summers in North Carolina at a wonderful … Continue reading

Not Your Parents’ School

A call to action for schools and parents to work together to create better learning spaces for students   Today’s schools are nothing like the schools that we ourselves, our parents or grandparents attended, or are they? I remember student teaching in 1995 and spending my spring break creating math manipulatives for a kindergarten class. … Continue reading

Flattening My World in Yokohama Japan

Flattening My World in Yokohama Japan

In just a couple of hours I will be part of the Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama, Japan. As I look out my window at the beautiful Yokohama Bay I can not help but think about how important it is that teachers from all over the world are coming together here today both virtually and … Continue reading