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

My Take on 4 Aspects of the Flat Classroom Project

My Take on 4 Aspects of the Flat Classroom Project

When I started my job as a Digital Literacy Coach this year, my boss Tracy Miller @chilangatracy suggested I follow Vicky Davis @coolcatteacher,  and Julie Lindsay @julielindsay and that I should “read their new book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds, become a Flat Classroom Certified Teacher, and attend the Flat Classroom Conference in Yokohama, Japan.” I … 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

Could there actually be one “C” to rule them all?!

Originally posted on it's about learning:
Some describe four “Cs” of essential skills for this 21st century – traits such as: Critical thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. Some list five or six “Cs.” Five: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, Communication, and Character. Six: the list above plus cultural competency. Other people and organizations talk about…

Skype in the Classroom and Beyond

Skype in the Classroom and Beyond

Almost immediately when I think of  global projects,  Skype conversations come to mind. When I first discovered Skype, I could not believe that I could call my family in another country and actually talk as long as I liked because I could afford to do so. As a student teacher in the 90s I used … Continue reading