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August 6, 2018

As a professional in cyber security it is probably long overdue that I write this blog. There is a lot of misunderstanding and misinformation circulating with regard to cyber security in schools and school districts. That being said, I wanted to outline a few recommendations for reasonable actions s...

June 23, 2018

Over the past couple of months I have been interacting with many teachers who are asking about makerspaces. Educators, administrators, students, and parents are hearing the terms ‘makerspace’ and ‘makers’ more and more and wondering exactly what that means as well as how it impacts the learning envi...

March 18, 2018

Privacy in edtech is absolutely critical to protecting our children’s identities and earning the trust and endorsement of edtech from parents. As a professional working in cyber security, I never think it is too early in the development process to consider security and privacy of edtech tools. I bel...

November 10, 2017

At this point, everyone has heard Amazon is planning a $5 billion HQ2 and over 200 cities and regions submitted proposals to try and lure Amazon. Proposals range in scope and complexity and include massive tax incentives, renderings of future buildings, videos advocating for various cities and visio...

April 1, 2017

Since I am so inspired by space and love learning and following our progress exploring the last frontier, I wanted to write a quick post to acknowledge an incredible milestone in space travel. On Thursday (March 30, 2107) SpaceX successfully launched a satellite into orbit with a reused rocket. This...

November 20, 2016

I am writing a quick post about a program I just came across during my weekly listen to the Science Friday podcast (also broadcast on NPR at 2:00pm every Friday). If you don’t listen to Science Friday I highly recommend it. The topics are wide ranging but essentially there is something for everyone....

October 25, 2016

Communication is key in any classroom. Finding a system that works in your classroom is really important! I am always very honest with my parents at the beginning of the year and say that although I will try to make phone calls throughout the year, I have found that e-mails and notes are an easier w...

October 10, 2016

I just wanted to take a moment to write a post about some of the electronics resources we will use throughout our science experiments and projects for the classroom. Everything we use is available to the general public and more often than not, we will include links to purchase the exact same materia...

October 5, 2016

Just to follow up the post The New Space Race, I wanted to write a post about my favorite space related web resource. As I mentioned before in Our First Post, perhaps my greatest passion and interest is space. Ever since I was a child I dreamed of working at NASA and participating in the space progr...

October 5, 2016

As I have mentioned in previous posts, NASA and space related education truly inspired me to become an engineer. I wanted to be part of something exciting, something cutting edge. Space truly is the final frontier and almost everything we have done or will do in space is an amazing challenge. With t...

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