Monday, March 30, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

Test your WORKING knowledge

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

NOVA Manassas STEM Festival

To be a presenter, sponsor, or volunteer, contact Dr. Ia Gomez at or 703-530-8255.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Digital Learning Day Ideas and Resources

Digital Learning Day Ideas and Resources for
 Middle School and High School Classrooms

Send ideas to or add them below.

Tweet your activities and tag @jegenrieder so I can share.

Career-Related Activities

Technical and Academic Research Tools

Higher Education / Postsecondary Education Explorations

Friday, March 6, 2015

Alice Keeler: Stop with the PDF's

From Alice Keeler's Teacher Tech Blog:

Stop Uploading PDF’s and Digital Worksheets

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I have received several tweets about how cumbersome it is to have students work with PDF’s in a digital format. I am going to be blunt, uploading your worksheets to PDF’s and putting them online is not a 21st century lesson. This is substitution on the SAMR model. It is a pain to manage digital worksheets.  May I take this opportunity to suggest that is because you should not be doing this.
Using technology should create a BETTER learning environment. If you are doing the same tasks with technology you should expect the same educational outcome. Rethink when using tech how you can change what you do. How the task can be more student centered. Allow for more creativity. How do digital tools allow you to differentiate and personalize the instruction? How do digital tools allow your students to become independent learners?

If The Computer Can Grade It, It Should

One of the advantages to digital work is the ability for students to receive feedback faster. Instead of uploading worksheets to your website, Google Classroom or your LMS for students to fill out consider instead recreating the worksheets in Google Forms, That Quiz, Quia, or any of the many other online tools for

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tech Shop Goes 24/7 on March 20

Tech Shop Arlington Link:

TechShop open 24-7

President Obama visits TechShop Pittsburgh