For the entirety of my teacher profession, I have been able to attend the PETE&C conference. It’s an educational technology conference held in Hershey, PA and it has been one of the most rewarding, enlightening, and professionally stimulating conferences that I have ever been to. For the past two years, I have gone solo (previously […]
I’m a big believer in conferences to enhance professional growth. For the past several years I’ve attended the PETE&C conference and I’ve gotten pretty good at bringing just the right amount of stuff with me to ensure that I am both productive and mobile.
I’ve gotten tired of teaching electronics the way that I learned it. Typically you begin somewhere around Ohm’s Law and build up the paper and pencil work until you get to work on actual circuits. Once you are there you can test and see if the stuff you spent the last few weeks learning about […]
I recently was able to purchase a new Mac so that I can work on things on the go a little easier. My “at home” Mac is a Late 2012 Mac Mini and my new “on-the-go” Mac is a Early 2015 MacBook Pro. I know that the MBP line is about to get refreshed (maybe?) […]
I’m a pretty lucky Tech Ed teacher in that I have a lot of tools available to me. My classroom is a large computer lab that has plenty of room for my 36 computers and space for soldering irons, drills, and all of the projects that my students make. My school recently allowed me to […]
As the semesters switched last week I gained a new group of students and I played an ice breaker game that I use to gauge where they are at on their knowledge of technology. The ice breaker in question I call the “ABC’s of Technology.” The idea is that students write down all of the […]