New Tools or New Thinking?

If you're like me and set aside as much time as possible during your hectic week to discover new technologies to use in your classroom, then you are already aware of the mind-blowing possibilities out there for us to find and explore. In fact, it can be a bit overwhelming. While there are lots out there that I'm excited about (Pear Deck, Recap, etc.) and plan to share with you all, I want to start with a bit of advice or caution.

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Taking Risks-Educationally Speaking

In this first blog post, I'm challenging educators to take risks. In life, I am not always a risk taker. I mean, I don't jump out of perfectly good airplanes for fun, or swim with sharks on purpose, or even handle poisonous snakes. But when it comes to finding new ways to help my students understand concepts, explore their own creativity, make connections, or engage in my content in deeper and more meaningful ways, then I take risks. I'm a risk taker.