Brand New Chrome Extension for Slides!

Slides Sorter for Google Slides According to a valid statistical survey I just made up, everybody loves Google Slides…everybody. Being web based, it’s easy to add videos, images, items from your google drive, find templates, and take Google’s own suggestions for display themes through their Explore function. But sometimes, people …

Flipped Learning Game Changer: UPTIME for Youtube!

Overheard in my district:  “If I make a video for my students, then my classroom becomes 25 classrooms and they don’t talk about anything til they’re back in my classroom. What’s the point?” I get that. It’s one of the things that holds me back from embracing a fully flipped classroom …

Wonder Woman Lesson Collection

Free Wonder Woman Lesson Collection IF THAT’S ALL YOU CAME HERE FOR, SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POST!  I’ve been saying that a lot lately. First Fidget Spinners, now Wonder Woman! This one’s a little different. From what I’m reading, there are no School-wide Bans On Wonder Woman occurring across …

#MakeItReal Moment Number 8

A Prompt Reply When you read the writing of past and current authors and poets, you often see that they are just describing the reality in front of them, only using words so flawlessly that the description transcends the reality itself. I felt like the reality in front of me …

A Puzzling New Year

I’m a big fan of puzzles. Give me a brain teaser, a number pattern, a rubik’s cube or some blocks that don’t quite seem like they’ll fit together and watch as I disappear until I’ve figured it out (this is why my wife no longer gives me puzzles as gifts). …

Bottle Flipping: Distraction or Connection

Are your students bottle flipping? Do you know what bottle flipping is? Check it out. Really, bottle flipping is just a fun fad that kids and jobless adults are making a new habit of becoming good at, like throwing cards into a hat back in the 1930s. The interesting thing …

Stuck In My Own Perspective

In a recent Teach Like A Pirate chat (#TLAP) Dave Burgess and I responded to a question independently and identically, causing me to respond with this. Perspective is everything. I have a really cool niece named Anna who’s 13. She got the chance to fly with her dad (hereafter known as …

#MakeItReal: My New Twitter Chat

Announcing The New #MakeItReal Chat A Chat About Increasing Relevance Of Content For Our Students Every Wednesday, 9:30 pm for 30 Minutes I had the fantastic opportunity to host the popular Teach Like A Pirate chat (#TLAP transcript) last night to discuss the components and ideas in my new book …

I See Math, People

Ever wonder if you’re the only one who sees things differently? After years of teaching math and looking for real world applications to help my students connect the math to life, I’ve realized that this is entirely backwards. We should be looking for the math in the real world around …