My student’s first video assignment

  Creating video can be some of the most challenging yet rewarding projects for a student so when Professor Steve Katz assigned a video lesson I jumped on it.  I used the YouTube editor exclusively for this video and plan to add it as an extension of our Fractured Fairy Tale unit at the end of the year. Read More …

Hour of Code – EDUC 932

Prof Katz assigned us an hour of code last night.  He gave us 3 options and naturally I tried the most advanced. I had to “remix Spacetrek” and embed it below.  When I first opened the game I immediately thought of my childhood Atari favorite, Asteroids and tried to recreate it.  I had a lot of trouble Read More …

My Favorite Lesson – Fractured Fairy Tales EDUC 932 Blog Post #4

When I joined Younghoon’s 4th grade team my team leaders excitedly told me about an amazing Narrative Writing unit.  Their excitement quickly became my own as I our class discovered elements of narrative writing and ultimately generated our own characters, settings and plot lines.  At first the students thought this would be just like any other writing project Read More …

Presenting at Taiwan’s Google For Education

In 4 short weeks I present at Taiwan’s Google for Education Conference!  I’ll be bringing my Interactive Gradebook presentation back and putting the finishing touches on a Genius Hour presentation too.  If you or anyone you know lives in Taiwan then be sure to stop by this awesome summit.  Its my 2nd time in Taiwan Read More …

The first days of Summ… er Winter ;)

Have you ever walked around with a grin that just won’t leave and an unfaltering positive attitude?  Ever since I started teaching in 2008 I’ve had the good fortune of long vacations and a smile glued to my face on the first day of each one.  I love teaching (I’m even getting my masters in it) Read More …

Google Sheets Basics – Making an Interactive Gradebook

The other weekend I presented at the Google for Education AppsEvents South Korea Summit.  I took advantage of this amazing networking opportunity and taught a small group of teachers how to use Google Sheets to create an interactive gradebook.   My session went well but I definitely learned a lot for the next time around.  Check it Read More …

Teaching & Productivity Tricks from AppsEvent’s Google Apps for Education Conference

I went to a Google Apps in Education conference the other weekend.  It was awesome meeting with such like minded people and being surrounded by positive teaching vibes!  We all nerded out a bit in key note speeches and smaller sessions geared towards using technology to enhance our teaching, classrooms, & general productivity.  I learned about auto-grading, auto-data Read More …

Grateful, flattered and a big ‘Thanks Mom’

Thankful, humbled, flattered, honored & feeling blessed.  The last week brought lots of good news and opened new doors without closing any.  Whether its good karma, good luck or simply I that had great parents who raised me right I keep getting more and more opportunities to thrive in everything I enjoy.  Thanks mom!  A Read More …

Making an online test – Learning Management Systems

I’m at a Google Apps for Education Summit right now!  I’ve learned all about technology and right now we are using Google Forms to create an online test which can go into your teacher website.  I decided to post it here instead!  Leave a comment below if you want to learn how to do it. Read More …

My students picked this picture because…

My Korean co-teacher came up to me and asked if it was okay for the students to show me pictures.  I heard him using my name in class and then speaking Korean for the last 15 minutes but thought nothing of it.  But then they explained in English why they choose each picture specifically for Read More …