In the spring of 2012, I co-founded and chaired the first EdCamp Cleveland, a participant-driven education conference for teachers. I also chaired the second EdCamp Cleveland a year later, increasing the number of participants and sessions by 50% over the first year.
From 2007-2012, I co-hosted the EdTechWeekly webcast on the EdTechTalk network. As an active participant in this all-volunteer community of educators, I have also provided support to fellow webcasters and assistance in managing and maintaining the community’s servers.
In 2009, I served as one of two Americans on a team of teachers coordinated by Education Beyond Borders, a Canadian non governmental organization engaged in sustainable professional development efforts in South Africa and Kenya. As part of this team, I spent six weeks in Cape Town, South Africa and Mbita, Kenya facilitating educational technology workshops for teachers.
From 2007 to 2009, I served on FirstEnergy’s Educational Advisory Council.
The US congress is considering legislation that would ban TikTok in the United States. TikTok is an app that lets people create and share short videos. It’s used almost exclusively on mobile phones, and it includes filters, stickers, sound effects, and lots of other candy to help people easily create and share creative content. In […]
Several years ago, we were upgrading our phone system at school. This work involved a much-needed voicemail upgrade, and I was holding up the process. The voicemail software was expensive. I don’t remember the exact cost, but I think it was around $30,000. We needed to sign off on the terms of service — basically […]
When I was in school, we weren’t allowed to use calculators. We did our calculations by hand. That included long division, and deriving square roots, and looking up logarithms and trig functions in computation tables. It wasn’t until my senior year of high school that my physics teacher said, “you know, you could just use […]