The rest of this week, I'm in Miami, Florida at the Future of Educational Technology Conference. I will be sharing what I learn and who I meet. If you want to reach out to me, either Twitter (@TG_Neil) or email me, firstname.lastname@example.org
January 8, 2020 Tonight on Twitter we had #FLedChat. This chat is designed to be a space for Florida Educators to discuss a variety of educational topics. It happens each Wednesday starting at 8:00pm est. Hope you can join us in the future.
January 7, 2020 Note: Yes, I'm running behind. This is last night's post. There will be another one later today. So sorry this post is late. Every Tuesday night, except for a few holidays, a group of educators that have never met offline gather on Twitter. Using the hashtag #RuralEdChat they discuss topics related to … Continue reading #RuralEdChat
January 6, 2020 Today was a Teacher Workday. I am so thankful for the time to get back into the groove. Students start second semester tomorrow morning. I have three coding classes this semester. I can't wait to see how they take to learning Python. My classes are MUCH larger this semester. Thankfully we are … Continue reading Programming on the Chromebooks
January 5, 2020 Sunday Last day of Winter Break. Do I want more time off? Yes. Do I want to see my students again? Yes. These things are not contradictory. These are very natural emotions that ebb and flow throughout many educators' minds tonight. This year 4 of my 5 classes are semester classes, so … Continue reading Back to School +
Some days you just have to step away from your usual activities. Today was one of those days. Work around the farm took priority. Removing dead trees is never at the top of my to do list, but it had to be done. Tonight I will sleep well. Hope you all had a great day!
Today I had lunch with a friend. She brought her granddaughter along. I'm going to call this little girl Jane. Jane is in 3rd grade in another southern state. As she spoke, the topic of her school came up. She is learning her times tables but they are very hard for her. She was talking … Continue reading January 3, 2020
Some educators are returning to the classroom today. I'm so thankful that we have until Monday. Our students have until Tuesday. I want to take a moment and share a resource. If you do Facebook Groups, and you are a G-Suite school, I want to encourage you to consider "Teachers Using G-Suite in Education". I … Continue reading January 2, 2020
A new year. A new start. This year starts just like every other one has. A Ball drop. Lots of celebrating around the world. Many have chosen their #OneWord. Others have stated goals and personal expectations for the new year. For some, today is about football. For others, this is a day for reflection. I … Continue reading January 1, 2020
This article has been making the rounds through educational social media lately. It describes a legal battle over copyright in Canada. I encourage you to take the time to read it for yourselves and not take my interpretation as anything other than what it is, my personal opinion. Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay Recap … Continue reading Are you ready?