On March 12, 2014 I listened in on a presentation from Jean-Phillippe Choinière of Buzz Math. Buzz Math is a proprietary website that leads middle-school students through a series of … Continue reading Buzz Math
In my last blog I shared about two calls that happen weekly that are moderated by Mozilla. I have been participating in these calls sporadically for the past few months. … Continue reading Equity and Digital Badges
Where are my badge people? Discussing (in depth) digital badges is something that not something everyone can or is interested in doing. Especially as the development and research around this … Continue reading Where are my badge people?
Now that I have shared about the website I work on, and our impetus for integrating digital badges. I want to ensure all my readers know what I mean by … Continue reading Digital Badges?
http://www.mprnews.org/story/2014/02/20/snowstorm February 21st, 2014 was a rough day for Minnesota, there was a lot of snow and it was very cold; school was canceled and a lot of employers told … Continue reading Winter Wonderland with Dr. Elisabeth Soep
Small bump in the road and lesson learned. But now the GSN is back, better than ever. We updated the Ruby on Rails platform the site is built on, it … Continue reading And we’re back…
Despite the technical issues we were having with our website, the show must go on. I was lucky to have an event like Digital Learning Day to take my mind … Continue reading Digital Learning Day 2014
After a meeting with Angelica about my final project was feeling energized and ready to take action! Our web developer was working on some updates to the Ruby on Rails … Continue reading S.O.S.
Time really does fly when you are having fun; it is hard to believe I am already at my final semester for my M.Ed. in Learning Technologies. This initial post … Continue reading Introduction to CI5190
St. Patrick’s Day is filled with delicious food: corned beef and cabbage, soda bread, beef stew, shepherd’s pie. Do not forget the dessert! And frankly, look no further. These are … Continue reading Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
I have been waiting for my opportunity to eat at BLG for too long. When you ask people in the Twin Cities where to get a really good meal BLG … Continue reading Bar La Grassa
“What is your biggest regret?” middle school students really get straight to the point. Over 20 students who were doing an oral history project focused on food interviewed me yesterday. … Continue reading Grandma Becky’s Caramel Bars
At the heart of Digital Learning Day is quality teaching and learning from educators and students around the world. The day itself is really a celebration of the innovative lessons … Continue reading Digital Learning Day 2014
Super bowl is great opportunity to make some tasty foods and this year I want to offer something extra special. I looked through my appetizer board on Pinterest and one … Continue reading Empanadas
For me, there is nothing more sacred than cooking a recipe that was passed down from someone you love. One of my biggest regrets in life is that I never … Continue reading Mom’s Fried Chicken
It is January here in Minnesota, it is cold and windy outside. Sunday is for napping, relaxing, and eating home cooked meals. Tonight, to warm up I made some butternut … Continue reading Thai Butternut Squash Soup
Bar Harbor, Maine Days 3-5 Day 3 The next morning we headed NE to Bar Harbor and if you are not in a hurry (you are on vacation of course … Continue reading The Maine Event- Part 2
Part 1 of 3 For our honeymoon, my husband and I traveled to Maine. Why? Maine was recommended for a cost-effective romantic retreat that could be traveled in a week’s … Continue reading The Maine Event- Honeymoon Sept. 2012
I spend most of my time selling the idea and training on service-learning. I rarely, however, get the chance to sit down with a group of folks committed to service-learning … Continue reading Combatting Complacency
I have a lot of foodie friends and I work with a lot of foodie people, it is troubling for my waste line as well as my wallet. But in … Continue reading Iron Chef: Bacon
It would make sense that my first food blog is on my favorite restaurant, Butcher and the Boar. My life was first changed by this restaurant August of 2012 when … Continue reading Butcher and the Boar