I’m Sick of SMART Goals #edchat

As new evaluation systems have crept up across the country, they’ve brought with them SMART Goals. Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Timely And I’m sick of them. Here’s how it typically works: Teachers has to come up with their SMART goals for the year. They go through the criteria listed above. They come up with a […]

Updated Disclosure: Working for Edutopia

I’m glad to announce that starting today, I’m working part time as a Community Facilitator for Edutopia. I’ll be spending a few hours a week on the site commenting on blogposts and doing my best to answer people’s questions. As a part of this work, I may sometimes reach out to people in my network […]

DoInk Green Screen App is going to blow your mind #ipaded

UPDATE: AVAILABLE NOW FOR $2.99!¬†Green Screen by Do Ink for iPad on the App Store on iTunes. I’ve been very pleased to have the chance to beta test the upcoming DoInk Green Screen app for the iPad. It’s in a word, phenomenal. It’s the best of what makes technology so delightful. It just works, and […]

I worry #edchat

I worry. Some of the best teachers I know are frustrated. These are the teachers most willing to experiment. They’re trying out new models of class structure. They’re introducing technology in incredibly powerful ways. These are also the teachers that are asking the most important questions about teaching and learning. They’re looking to have serious […]

Learn with me this Fall!

Whoa! We’re into the middle of October, which means that the next six weeks or so are going to be in. sane. Here’s where I plan to be until I go on lockdown for the babies’ arrival! Join me! October 19 – Edcamp Seacoast, Portsmouth, NH October 23/24 – MassCUE, Foxborough, MA (presenting) October 24 […]