Students need authenticity. It is not enough for their teachers to tell them to turn a project in for a grade. They need an audience and a reason. Finding local, regional, state, national, and even global competitions allow an audience… Read More ›
Focusing on Learning not Grading
For my first post this school year, I want to focus on a goal of mine which is to design a class that focuses on learning, and not issuing grades. Sometimes students may score low and yet they have a… Read More ›
To Infinity and Beyond: Encouraging Keyboarding Progress!
Keyboarding is one of the most important skills that students learn. Without learning this skill many activities on the computer would be too time cumbersome to complete. At the beginning of the year, keyboarding is emphasized in it’s own 2-3… Read More ›
Showcase Every Single Student’s Work!
Admittedly I used to think this was Impossible! I have over 180 students and did not think I had the wall space. But 12 hours ago for Open House, I displayed every single student’s work and I had wall space… Read More ›
Technology Theme: Digital Media is a catalyst for change!
As a computer teacher, I really do believe I have the best job ever. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an optimist and always love what I currently teach. When I taught physical science I felt I had the best subject… Read More ›