Project-based learning – Preparing our students

May 11, 2016 | | Say something

Most educators, when they hear project-based learning think of a lot of things that fall under the umbrella. This could be a presentation, something physical, or any number of other things. Many are worthwhile, and all will teach kids something – even if it’s the value of making mistakes and failed projects. Today, I’m thinking […more]

Why is educating young people so difficult?

Nov 16, 2015 | | Say something

Why is it so hard to educate the next generation of citizens? Why do so many of our kids flounder and struggle? I’m a little wary of the can of worms this is certain to open – the topic is talked about nearly endlessly. As a society, we seem to have many to cast blame upon: […more]

EdTech – Focusing on teacher learning

Jul 22, 2015 | | Say something

The problem: When we think about EdTech (educational technology) we tend to focus on student learning. That’s good, and normal, and important. One of the best ways to impact student learning, particularly by using technology, is by spending time on teacher learning as well. All the reasons for this can be generally stated by recognizing […more]

Women in Technology

Jul 17, 2015 | | Say something

The percentage of women working in technology is worrying. In an article published today at, Meg Garner cites some statistics about women in tech companies – specifically within Silicon Valley. It’s a great article and highlights some of the more prominent successes of women in technology – particularly at the executive level. According to Garner, […more]

Impressions from my first Cisco Live event

Jun 22, 2015 | | 1 comment

I recently attended my first Cisco Live event. It was an overwhelming week full of information, ideas, and a near limitless supply of t-shirts. I’m mostly writing to organize my thoughts and review what I want to take from the experience for next year. 1) As many other bloggers have noted, wear comfortable shoes. I […more]