Marathon to End Poverty

I have not written a blog in over a month, which is the longest dry spell in my nearly 2 years of writing here. There are a lot of reasons for that which I will not get into at the moment, but I do hope to start reflecting on teaching practice here . . . → Read More: Marathon to End Poverty

TeachMeet NJ

Plans are really starting to come together for TeachMeet New Jersey. I am really excited, but before I explain why I think I should start with what a TeachMeet is.

I ran TeachMeet Nashville last April and it was an amazing learning experience. I’ve written about TeachMeets and other unconferences like EdCamp . . . → Read More: TeachMeet NJ

Chapter 4, Part 2

This is a continuation of the fourth chapter in Techniques for Effective Technlogy Integration. You may want to start with Part 1.

Can Technology Really Aid Writing

Writing of any kind can, of course, be done with a paper and pencil. Technology, integrated without support or training, will not make a difference. My biggest . . . → Read More: Chapter 4, Part 2

Real Assessment for a Change

Matt Guthrie is, like me, a middle school teacher. Whereas I taught English, Matt has taught both math and science. I am interested in his perspective both as a math teacher and as a teacher whose insight I value.

Thanks Jason for giving me the opportunity to guest post here alongside people . . . → Read More: Real Assessment for a Change

Social Sig For Me

If you click on the “Social Media Signature Generator” button at the top of the page, it will take you to Social Sig For Me. is a fun project that I started when I wanted a cool, visual way to show my social networks in my email signature and in blogs. . . . → Read More: Social Sig For Me

I Write Q!

I rarely discuss commercial applications on this blog, but I am beginning to realize how much need there is in my school. To help the students in my school, I am looking to apply for technology based grants. Thanks to Shannon M Miller for telling me about Qwizdom’s How Do You Q? . . . → Read More: I Write Q!


I hope you know how much I appreciate you all taking the time to read this blog.  As you may know, I have a lot of changes going on. My wife is due with our second child soon. In fact, tomorrow is her due date. Next Wednesday is my last day working . . . → Read More: Transition

Google Earth Tours Lesson

World Geography

One of my World Geography teachers came to me recently wanting to do a project. He has 10 days unallocated in his scope and sequence and he wants to do a project with his kids as he doesn’t often get to. It sounds good to me! My requirements are simple: . . . → Read More: Google Earth Tours Lesson

Mission for this Week: 4/05-4/12

While #tmn10 was a great success and totally worth it, all of the work that it required caused some of my other projects to fall by the wayside.  Notably, I had been working on staring a book with the working title, Techniques for Effective Technology Integation. Also, on my spring break, I . . . → Read More: Mission for this Week: 4/05-4/12

Help TeachMeet With Free Badges

Do you want to help advertise TeachMeet Nashville? It’s easy and free, just like TeachMeet. Just pick which widget fits your blog or website, grab the html, and add it to your site. It’s that help. Email TeachMeet tech support if you need help getting it working or if you need another size. . . . → Read More: Help TeachMeet With Free Badges