Making a Big Change: Wrapping Education, Blogging and Coding All Into One Career

Changes brings opportunity.

  I always hate it when bloggers start a post with, “It’s been forever since I posted anything!” Because the truth is, I never notice, and wouldn’t have noticed if they hadn’t pointed it out to me. I could say the same thing here: “It’s been forever since I’ve published anything!” But number one, I […]

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 […]

Developmentally Appropriate Practices and Technology In Early Childhood

Technology in Early Childhood and Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Perhaps I made an error when naming this website. I think the name freaks early childhood educators out a little bit. I imagine their thinking goes something like this, “Technology?? In Early Childhood?? What kind of developmentally appropriate practices heresy is this?? ‘Technology’ can’t be ‘developmentally appropriate.’ Those two phrases don’t belong in the same […]

Sharing Great Tech Stuff

Sharing Great Tech Stuff

So much of my traffic on this website comes from people who have shared my work with their readers and I am so grateful for that.  First, I want to say a public thank you to some of my biggest sources of traffic over the last 9 months or so. Below are five great sites […]

Using QR Codes to Share Videos with Parents

Use QR Codes to share videos with parents.

Ever since I discovered QR codes last year,  I knew I wanted to find a way to use QR codes to share videos with parents. Thanks to one of those serendipitous hallway conversations with a parent/co-worker, I was finally able to figure out how to make it work using dropbox! To read more about how […]