Over the summer, I have had the privilege to attend some incredible professional learning events. ISTE has been a highlight of my summer the past two years and I can't wait to share with you what I have learned. I cannot fit all my takeaways into one post, so I'd encourage you to check out the #ISTE19 and #NotAtISTE hashtags on Twitter to see what was going on during the event.
Top 5 Takeaways - ISTE 2019
You can use Pages to create self-paced workbooks! If you didn't have the chance to visit the Apple pop-up classroom, I would encourage you to visit the Apple Teacher Learning Center to see what they were sharing. It was so cool to use the Pages workbook to walk through the stations. I can't wait to start creating more in Pages this year! Develop a coaching cycle for your school. I listened to so many tech and instructional coaches share their best practices and while all different, at the heart they centered on the same things. Ultimately, as coaches we want to help our …
It is no secret that I have been pretty terrible at weekly blogging during this school year. Rather than share my laundry list of excuses, I'm going to own it. Sometimes balancing all your passions is hard, but I'm determined to get better.
When we want to see results from our students, we frequently use the phrase "show don't tell". It is especially common to hear this from ELA teachers when students are working on writing pieces. We want them to show the reader rather than just tell the reader. I am going to take the same piece of advice. Rather than tell you I'm back, I'll show you! You can expect weekly posts coming at you each Monday morning to help you start your week. Get ready, because I have some exciting new content ready to share with you all as I kick off this second phase of my blogging journey.
"Show don't tell" makes me think about why Study Abroad programs are such amazing opportunities for our students. I have been lucky eno…
Blender is an incredibly powerful 3D modeling tool and it can seem intimidating initially. This article will help you create your first project in Blender so that you can see how incredibly fun it can be as well.
To begin this project, delete everything in the default scene and create a mesh cylinder using the Add menu.
To make sure that it’s the proper size, switch the Units to Imperial in the Properties Editor scene tab and change the Length to Inches. Open up the 3D View sidebar with the hotkey “N”, and then change the dimensions to be 2.6, 2.6, and 4.83 for the X, Y, and Z values.
Switch into Edit Mode for the Cylinder, and add a loop cut with the hotkey Ctrl+R. …