Hour of Code 2016 and how it blew me away.

For the past four years, Claxton Elementary has participated in the Hour of Code. Code.org has inspired many teachers to introduce coding in their schools and districts, and has made it exceptionally easy to have students jump in and learn the basics of computer programming (and here’s some good stats on why this is important for our…

Fall into Internet Safety.

I recently found a cute picture of my oldest son when he was in my office one afternoon. He was 2.5 and knew how to get into his favorite app to watch Sesame Street. He now navigates the Xbox to watch Netflix like a boss and everyday, most of us including our students, interact with…

ISTE Standards for Teachers and Students

ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) has produced standards that many districts and states, including our own, look to for guidance. This year, they’ve updated the teacher and student standards and can be found in the graphics below. Use these as a guidance towards your own personal growth and what is expected of your…

New year, new blog!

Welcome to a new school year! I’m excited about the upcoming school year and getting to meet new staff. I’m looking forward to starting the year with my other media half, Amy Brown, our media specialist, as we launch into our new makerspace. This year also marks the 3rd year of Racial Equity work and…

Claxton End of Year Report

We have a lot to be excited about and invite you to take a look at our annual End of Year Report for 2015-2016!

Equity + Tech

For the past two years, I’ve been involved in the Claxton Racial Equity Team, which was created to address disparities we found between white students and students of color and to train teachers with background needed to explore bias in our own work. This spring, I ran into such a relevant article through Teaching Tolerance,…

Spring Microsessions at Claxton

In an effort to reach teachers with PD teachers have stated they need, the Claxton Media Team have put together microsessions. With the help of members of the Digital Learning Innovation Team, these quick sessions allow for teachers to get a brief introduction and decide whether or not they’d like more help or delve deeper…