Author Archives: Victoria Schmitt



This morning, I had an energetic conversation about the hows, whys, and wherefores of allowing students to bring their own technology devices (BYOD) to school with a local colleague. We were both preachin’ to the choir, but this conversation has to begin somewhere. As budgets are cut and technology improves, it only makes sense that

April 30th: Opportunities to Participate F2F in DEN Spring Virtual

The DEN Virtual Conferences are among my favorite activities of the year. Of course you may participate on your own at home, but the camaraderie among the attending group has encouraged new friendships, mentoring, and the blossoming of new shared ideas from audience members. You are encouraged to attend with the groups below where food

Looking at the “unconference”

Constructivism for educators? This might take an hour of your conference day to (un)organize, but I think it has the potential to meet the learning we need at the moment in regards to technology. A preview and the link to another intriguing blog are below: My own thinking about professional learning—I don’t like to call

FREE! Geocaching/STEM Event – S. Arizona, Tucson

WHO: K-12 Teachers and STEM educators with an interest in application of GPS technology with the study of science, math, history, and/or geography. WHAT: Geocaching with the Stars – 3rd Annual Discovery Education Event WHEN: March 21st, 4:30 – 7:00 PM Where: Behind Maynard’s Market, 400 East Toole Ave. Coordinates are N 32d 13.427m, W

Interactive Whiteboard user?

Good sunny morning, I’ve rarely got time for original writing, possibly because I’m reading in my spare time instead. The blog linked below caught my attention, and I was happy to see she addresses two well known IWB in Arizona classrooms. “If you’re new to Interactive Whiteboards, chances are you’ve had a couple of training

See IDEAL & DE @ MEC 2011

Join IDEAL at MEC 2011! Be immersed in three days of learning and collaboration created especially to meet the needs of Arizona educators. Interact with the IDEAL team, network and explore what’s new in educational technology. Join this collaborative effort while gaining valuable professional development hours. Bring your whole team to MEC2011! Register Now >

A re-post from AcalanesUHSD Learning Continuity

There was just too much great information to summarize in this article about learning continuity with iPod Touch. The accompanying table details 210 apps! Keep students connected to your curriculum from home and back. If you use iPod Touches in your classroom and students have access to either an iPod Touch or an iPhone, here