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For the last year, my friend and sixth grade science teacher Bill Ferriter has been creating videos that reflect the content being taught and learned in his #SalemProud learning spaces. These curriculum-hashtagged, video tweets have been populating on Bill’s Standards Based Portfolio on blogger as he posts them on twitter. Read more…


Current Event Summit

There are some events that are so special, you have to tune in. Regardless of whomever’s in office, every State of the Union Address is an historical occasion. Perhaps it’s the orchestration of it all. Maybe it’s fulfilling my civic duty, in a sense. A bit of awe or wonder Read more…


Put the Phone… Down?

I love my phone; it’s a part of me. I can recall very few waking hours in the last few years where I was not using my phone. Is that SO bad? I don’t think so. Is my opinion app-ed to change once I become a father? Maybe. Facing our Read more…


Specialist Goes Back to the Classroom: Part I: The R-Word

Classroom Teacher → Specialist → Classroom Teacher I was asked to fill in for a fifth grade teacher who was going out on medical leave, beginning on February 1, 2017. Therefore, I would temporarily leave my K-5 STEM Specialist position to assume my former fifth grade math/science classroom teaching position. Read more…


ANALOGous Cups of Coffee

Well I was born in a small town. Every school break when I’m Back Home Again in Indiana, I go with my dad for coffee first thing in the morning. We wake up at the crack of dawn or earlier, leave at 6:00am exactly–in order to hear our county radio Read more…


#ISTE2016—Not What I Thought

As the holiday season is now upon us, many are planning for the new year. Before we embrace all that 2017 has to offer, let’s take another look back at the experience that still has my head spinning. A first-timer’s sneak peak into the motherboard of #ISTE16. Best seat in Read more…


Hashtag A Community Around Your Curriculum

Twitter is powerful. Tweets can evoke responses, start movements, and create communities. Who can forget when George Couros rocked the Twitterverse with this teacher invitation? I share this same passion for Twitter in education, however, my journey was unique… I love science. I love creating opportunities for students to love Read more…