Connecting Your Classroom to the World

One of the things I'm looking forward to the most next year is the ability to collaborate globally. As a classroom teacher, I've been able to foster connections using tools like skype and hangouts with professionals such as authors and scientists in fields that my students are learning about and are innately curious. Tools like…

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4 Tips for Staying Fit While Traveling

Health and fitness are about what you do constantly, not occasionally. Keeping to a regular fitness regiment and healthy eating are easy to do at home, but hell to do when you're on the road. Limited food options and sparse fitness centers make staying in shape a challenge for long periods of travel time. There's…

Tips for Working with Drones on your Holiday

My after school 'Techsperts' club has been learning about drones. It's inescapable that we are in the early stages of living with drones in our everyday lives. From packages being delivered from Amazon, modern warfare, and recreational use, the public has adapted to that familiar 'bee-hive' like buzz at sporting events, beaches, and popular tourist…

The End of a Ski Season

There are moments that divide our lives. Milestones of your child's development. A promotion. Moving across the country. The loss of a family member or addition of a new one by birth or marriage. When we look back at these moments, they divide our memories into segments of our time before it happened and how…

Untangling Branding and Social Media

I read once that 50,000 new blogs are started every day. Most languish on the vine after a few months. People get an idea that the world is just aching to hang on their every word, only to learn later that they are a speck in an infinitesimal sea of people just wanting to be…