The term edupunk was mentioned in passing last week in class while exploring the ideas and offerings of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). It sparked my curiosity with hopefulness that perhaps I had found a word to describe my growing belief in using collaborative, open-source resources to provide for personalized, inquiry-driven learning. I am increasingly … More eduPunk


I have spent a month embracing technology as a valuable tool in the classroom (and as a valuable tool to get out of the classroom!). TweetDeck and Feedly reign in top spots on my bookmark bar. All my school documents are organized in GoogleDocs. My blog is starting to feel like a friendly space to … More tech-nature-ology

rethinking conferences

Student empowerment is a buzz word I often find myself using when I describe my goals as a teacher; however, tangible examples of how to facilitate empowerment in classrooms can be hard to articulate. I have the fortune of taking off my educator cap these days, and instead wearing a student cap, and in doing … More rethinking conferences