TCEA 2018!! Thousands of educators, campus and district-level administrators, curriculum and technology leaders converged in Austin for an amazing week of learning! The 38th annual convention featured over 1,000 sessions and hands-on workshops for educators to learn best practices for integrating technology across their campuses, classrooms, and libraries.
The primary purpose of K-12 schools is to prepare students for success in the real world. For many this means being prepared and successful in postsecondary programs and for most it means having skills needed for a successful career. With this goal in mind, K12 benefits from information and data systems help all students reach their highest potential.
Have you ever been to a full day of professional development that was a complete waste of time? You came to the day of training with expectations to transform your classroom only to leave frustrated and exhausted. Unfortunately, we can all relate to those terrible PD days, but we can also relate to the wonderful trainings that challenged us to be our best.
I have had a couple of students at my school who love, or I should rather say who are obsessed, with Minecraft. My own kids actually love the game as well. As an adult, educator and parent naturally dismissed the game. I didn’t get what the fascination was with pixel blocks in an 8 bit format. Keep in mind that I am a gamer myself. A year and a half later, I am hooked. Whether you are playing the pocket edition or using the Minecraft EDU platform, there is so much to explore and create.