Author Archives: Deb Elmore

A time and a place for everything…including technology

A time and a place for everything…including technology

  As the saying goes, “There’s a time and a place for everything.” In retrospect of the above, how do we know that we’re making sure we’re using technology at the right time and in the right place? Where are you in your own quest in using technology in the classroom? Are you hitting the

"Brace for Impact…"

On January 15, 2009, US Air Captain Chelsey Sullenberger’s famous call to “brace for impact” that he made to the passengers before landing the crippled Airbus A320 in Hudson River made him an instant hero. He intentionally landed the plane near operating boats to increase their chance of rescue. All 155 passengers survived. However “his story

Who's your Hero?

What does a hero mean to you? One web definition – champion: someone who fights for a cause. Who has been your hero for this past year? In the educational world, I have found several through DEN, Twitters, colleagues, and even in my own classroom – my students. If you’re looking for a hero,


What are you thankful for this year? From a teacher’s perspective, I’m thankful for… ·         Students…for having the opportunity to teach them and to learn from them. ·         Administration…Support ·         Faculty/Staff…Collaboration ·         Technology…Enhancing curriculum and keeping students engaged. ·         Tools such as these… T   Timeglider TimeGlider is a free web-based timeline application. Used by

Tips and Treats…

As we wind down towards the end of the 1st Quarter –  a point where teachers have somehow have managed to get over the initial speed bump of the new school year, find themselves looking back to reflect on their classes. What worked? What didn’t?  How do you/we make it better? So what are some