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Positive Notes Home

We’re in the home stretch, three weeks until summer break, wow!  I keep thinking about our school culture and I’ve been reading even more about it as people share amazing articles, links, and books with me (thank you!)  I will keep it short this week because I think it would be really valuable if you went to… 304 more words

Bret's $.02

Started from the Slate Now We're Here

The debate this week for EC&I 830: Does technology enhance learning?

If you look at any of my blog posts, I think you will be able to figure out  which side of this argument I agree with. 651 more words


Get Connected!

Where is the one place that you can find endless amounts of  free professional development as an educator? The internet.  The past week I have been building my Personal Learning Network or PLN, I created a new educator twitter, I started this blog, and I have spent hours reading about and researching the importance of being a globally connected educator.   329 more words


Hungry for Vocabulary

For a teacher, there is nothing better than seeing a student develop an APPETITE for learning. 


These vocabulary based sites inspire learning beyond basic high school curriculum while helping to feed hungry people around the world.

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Using Plickers in the Creative Arts Classroom

Plickers is a tool designed for teachers to be able to quickly assess pupils’ knowledge/understanding, making use of the latest technology. The Plickers site says: 684 more words