April 16, 2018

Fox's Educational Hierarchy of Needs

Recently, in Episode 2 of the Virtual Reality Podcast, ‘Ready Humanity One’, Alex Chaucer of Saratoga Springs and co host, brought up Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and how virtual reality in education isn’t feasible for impoverished sc...

March 25, 2018

The legacy of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Victims is being secured as classmates rally in Washington in the March For Our Lives to end gun violence. As a teacher, my heart is full of pride and equally sadness as I watched the speeches pour out from the very es...

Successes should be celebrated. They should be shared with the world, in order to pave new paths, spark fires into flames, and  inspire those around us. Daily, I see so many awesome things colleagues are accomplishing: in their buildings, their PLNs, at conferences, an...

June 2, 2017

We know the struggle: keeping your kids engaged in productive activities during the summer months when everything around them is encouraging the opposite! You're seeking the kinds of activities they voluntarily want to do, aren't compelled to do so and the kind th...

May 23, 2017

The 'M' in STEAM  I was sitting in a conference one time at the very beginning of my math teaching career. I remember the instructor, a very hyper, animated man, asked a seemingly very simple question. The first thing I thought was, “How does this man have so...

May 18, 2017

Why do we love Pixel Art? Probably the nostalgia. Seeing those serrated edges takes us back to time and place in the past, before video games got all 3D and rounded and...."shooty." The limited medium, of taking images and re-appraising them as chunky, colorful squares...

May 11, 2017

We’re through the dark days when we thought video games were harmful to young minds. Hindsight is 20/20 (or 8-bit?) and with a few more decades under our belt, it's much easier to recognize video games for the multifaceted art form they really are. They're unique vesse...

April 11, 2017

Virtual Reality is here and it's no secret! With apps porting VR capabilities to our smartphones (Visit YouTube, search "your friend's Mom does roller coaster VR," and voila! Hilarity!) and more and more not-so-novel services popping up sporting virtual reality as thei...