Ted Talk, DocHub, and Phishing . . . Oh my!

I introduced my students to Ted Talks today with “This is what happens when you reply to spam email” by James Veitch. It’s a great video under 10 minutes long, allows us to speak about phishing, and keeps the students entertained. It also gives me the opportunity to have my students practice using one of my favorite …

Student Productivity with Chrome Extensions

I take a class period at the beginning of every new semester to “enroll” students into the world of Google. Many don’t know how powerful and customizable Google Chrome can really be with the help of extensions. First, I show students how to log into Chrome. Once logged in, all of the changes they make …

First Day: No Syllabus, Just Engaged Learning!

I focused on making the first day of school more engaging for students this year. I didn’t want to start off by talking at students all period to go over the typical syllabus, expectations, and grades. I engaged them in activities to introduce the courses in a different way. We made learning fun and engaging! …

This is the greatest show!

Senator Paul Feeney challenged police departments in his district to a lip-sync challenge for charity. The Mansfield Police Department certainly stepped up!     Mansfield police in ‘Greatest Show’ lip-sync video

Do you need new Hornets spirit wear?

The Mansfield Volleyball team is selling great Hornet spirit wear! If you’re in need of any new items, take a look below and click on the link to buy yours now! https://shop.fancloth.com/02048/415799

Mansfield Athletics Boosters: Laughing With Lenny Clark!

Help support the Mansfield Athletics Boosters! Laughing With Lenny Clarke! info: http://mhs-athletics.com/boosters email: mansfieldboosters@gmail.com

Kahoot & Google Forms? Yes!!

I fell in love with Kahoot several years ago. My students were instantly drawn to the excitement of the interaction, the competition, and the learning. I also saw a perfect opportunity for them to collaborate by creating future Kahoot quizzes. I made Google Forms for students to submit questions and answers for future Kahoot quizzes. Although I had …

Tell your story & be a connected educator!

The summer days are numbered and it will soon be time for another school year to begin. With each school year comes the excitement of new students, classroom innovations, and professional development opportunities. I am devoted to being a connected educator! My Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) have helped me grow as an educator and I …

NGPF Summer Institute Fellow!

  I was very honored and super excited to be selected as a 2018 NGPF Summer Institute Fellow! (full list of fellows here) I traveled to Palo Alto, CA to meet the other 11 fellows in the July cohort. We all became fast friends over a very generous and hearty dinner at Nola. The next …

Makerpreneurs and philanthropists!

A “quick” backstory: Several years ago, I wanted to shake up my Entrepreneurship course to give my students a real hands-on learning experience. My students had been creating business plans but they were too abstract for them to fully grasp. The plans could have required $1,000 or $100,000. It was simply more money than they …

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