Learn to Code for Teachers Part 3, or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

How I Spent My Summer Vacation or Learn to Code for Teachers, Part 3

So this is the third and final installment in my Learn to Code: For Teachers series.  See that stack of books in the picture above?  That’s my stack of books, and I read them all this summer.  I know, it’s not quite your average stack of of summer beach reads. It certainly isn’t what my summer reading […]

Best iPad Covers for Preschool and Kindergarten 2014

iPad Covers for Preschool and Kindergarten

I am often asked which iPad cover I recommend for preschoolers.  I’ve written before about the Garmin covers we use in our classroom.  I’ve always appreciated how rugged they are, but I had to hack them to make them accessible for preschoolers. I bought a cover for my new phone this week. I’m in love with it and […]

Great Books for Beginning Programmers

Teachers Learn To Code part 2

I tend to try to write mostly about issues related to using technology in preschool and kindergarten classrooms.  That is after all, the title of this website.  When I started this site however,  another of my goals was to improve my teaching and my learning by reflecting on my own work. Right now, that work […]

Five Ways to get better at Twitter {even when you don’t really like it!}

Five Ways To Get Better At Twitter

There. I’ve said it.  I really don’t like Twitter. I’ve tried to like it, but I don’t think it will ever be my favorite social media platform. On social media  I respond well to two things: pictures and the written word.  Twitter cuts me short in both areas: there are limited pictures and limited (like […]

Learn to code: For teachers

one teacher's journey to learn computer programming

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how important I believe it is to teach children to code.  My students are still really enjoying the coding apps I introduced them to.  In particular, it’s turned into a fantastic supplemental activity for a few of our kids that were craving a little more challenge.  Honestly,  I don’t […]

My Radio Interview with Vicki Davis, aka the Cool Cat Teacher

radio screenshot

A few months back, Vicki Davis (aka the Cool Cat Teacher) invited me to appear on her radio show/podcast, Every Classroom Matters.  Of course I said yes! We taped the show back in April, and now finally in June, the episode we recorded is up on the Every Classroom Matters site. I’d love for you to […]

Books for Teaching With Technology In Preschool and Kindergarten Classrooms

Top Books for Technology in Early Childhood

Truth be told, I get most of my information about teaching with technology from technology based sources.  I Google, I subscribe to blogs, and watch social media.  I have however,  found a few books about teaching with technology that I’ve purchased or added to my Amazon wishlist. Even though I love technology,  I still love […]