Curiosity and Critical Thinking Resource - What's Going On in This Picture?


Images are a powerful way to engage students. I am not just thinking about using images in presentations or web sites as part of the design. I am thinking of ways to use images to inspire curious exploration and engage students in critical thinking.

One of my favorite resources to explore images is the New York Times site, "What's Going on in This Picture?"

Getting to Know My Students - Making Connections 7 Days and 7 Photos


I am adjusting to remote learning. Yes, there have been a few technology glitches and there will be more, but I am enjoying the challenge of finding new ways to engage my students.

If I am being complete honest, one thing I am struggling with is making connections and getting to know my students when are main connection tool is a Zoom Classroom with 30 of us all confined to a small digital box. I don't know my students as well as I would like to, so I've made a commitment to do some small things every week to build connections.

Getting Started - Remote Learning, Pear Deck, and More

 Welcome to Class! 
Remote Learning Style!

This is a year like no other! You've probably heard this a time or two, but how is it changing how we teach and learn? 

I'll let you know what I think in a few month's, but for now I am just trying to start the year without being in the classroom. We are full remote for a bit.  Today I wanted to share one piece of how I am trying to get to know my students while I introduce them to the way we are going to do learning.

Chromebook Keyboard Shortcuts for Teachers and Students

Chromebook keyboard shortcuts are combinations of keys and clicks that can be used to perform specific actions, such as taking a screenshot. Knowing some essential shortcuts  help enhance anyone's Chromebook experience.

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