The Power of an Act of Kindness

Dear Teachers, Earlier this week I quietly marked a significant anniversary milestone: it was 50 years to the day that my father died. I exchanged a short text with my brother (“Thinking of you” “I’m thinking of you too”) and mentioned it to my husband, but otherwise the day passed by without much fanfare. I don’tContinue reading “The Power of an Act of Kindness”

About that Google Innovator Thing…

Dear Teachers, Guess what? The third time really was the charm for me: I was accepted yesterday into the Google Innovator program, for my plot to take over the world CLICK project! It was a whirlwind of a day, between paying attention to all the emails from the Innovator program, the hundreds of laudatory tweetsContinue reading “About that Google Innovator Thing…”

Digital Citizenship as Standard Operating Procedure

Note: This is an edited version of a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago. Dear Teachers, As a CDCN (Certified Dig Cit Nerd), I spend a TON of time thinking about how digital citizenship should be taught and learned. At some point in my recent ponderings, my Inner Voice yelled at me:Continue reading “Digital Citizenship as Standard Operating Procedure”

Numbers 36, 37, and 38 in My Plot to Take Over the World

Dear Teachers, CLICK has gotten three submissions in the past two days, bumping up the number of student-created tech tips from 35 to 38. One is a graphic about coloring a folder by a 4th grader, and you can find that one here. You can find some tips on Keyboard Commands, also by a 4th grader, onContinue reading “Numbers 36, 37, and 38 in My Plot to Take Over the World”

On Being an Innovator

Dear Teachers, I’ve applied (again) to the Google Innovator program. This will be the third time I’ve applied to be an Innovator, although I don’t feel like my first attempt should really even count. My submission that time wasn’t especially innovative, and my dream has evolved quite a bit since that first try. When I submittedContinue reading “On Being an Innovator”