• Fact and Fiction
    This project will look at ways to teach research and citation skills to third through fifth grade students by way of teaching their teachers. I will begin this outline by clarifying what specific skills and information I believe my teachers will need in order to be successful at teaching these media literacy skills to their students. I will then outline what ways I will assess the teacher’s understanding. Finally I will outline the specific lesson and tasks that will take place over my 2 hour training.
  • Brick by Brick
    What if you could visit the international space station with your students to show them what a module looks like, how science is done in space, and have them create […]
  • Growth Mindset and Computer Science
     99 little bugs in the code, 99 little bugs. Take one down, patch it around 117 little bugs in the code.   @sertig What a growth mindset is and isn’t.  […]
  • Research Assistant
    How is AI changing the speed, efficiency, and skills necessary to conduct research and what does that mean for training our next generation?
  • Tap Anywhere to Begin
    This screen awaits a classroom full of brand-new Kindergarten students on their first day of school. These 5-year-olds may not yet be able to identify letters or numbers, but their […]
  • Digital Ethics Audit
    This survey was conducted with the district’s technology director and covers topics related to the ISTE standards for coaches.
  • Digital Learning Mission Statement
    A digital education leader bridges what teachers and students do in the classroom and what is possible. They are there to help support learning by providing tools that allow for an equal voice of the students, better feedback for students and staff, and more unique experiences that help to create lasting memories for students to truly ground their education in wonder, joy, and meaning.
  • Traditions in a Digital Age
    My mother is a role model to me in so many ways. When my own children are having trouble falling asleep, I hum the song she used to sing to […]
  • Reaching Everyone
    The importance of reliable internet infrastructure is multi-faceted: from its role in education, its ability to allow for businesses to become or remain competitive, the ability to provide physical and mental health service, and even to provide reliable emergency services is all part of the way that the internet is not a luxury but an essential service (Education Superhighway, n.d.).  Even though accessible, reliable, affordable internet access is a generally popular concept, it is not an easy task to make happen, especially in Alaska.
  • Finding Empathy Online
    The article discusses how social media may be contributing to a lack of empathy among young people. It suggests that because people only share their best moments online, it can be hard for others to connect with them and understand their experiences.
  • To Trend or Not to Trend
    The duality of privacy in an information age can create some interesting challenges for the modern educator. There is a need to be unique online, to trend, go viral, connect with many others, and add your voice and ideas to the globe.
  • The First Moonwalk
    Every year I ask my third and fourth grade students to practice using Keywords when searching the internet by putting up a series of progressively less Google-able questions.