Harry Potter and the Forbidden Device

Harry Potter and the Forbidden Device
by Nikki Morrell ·

“Many of the class exchanged gloomy looks; the order ‘devices away’ had never yet been followed by a lesson they … Continue reading »

Thoroughly Modern Rosie: Girls and the Tech Industry

Thoroughly Modern Rosie: Girls and the Tech Industry
by Nikki Morrell ·

The image of Rosie the Riveter shouts girl power.  We see her bandana, imagine her working with machinery, and we … Continue reading »

Forging the New Sword: Technology for Educators

Forging the New Sword: Technology for Educators
by Nikki Morrell ·

A great swordsman needs a great sword.   In fact, without the right sword, a good swordsman might never be … Continue reading »

Paperless Grading: Story of a Digital Seamstress

Paperless Grading: Story of a Digital Seamstress
by Nikki Morrell ·

I did it. I cut the clutter. My classes went paperless.   Surprisingly, it wasn’t as difficult as I thought … Continue reading »

Rocking their Socs off: Socrative as Assessment

Rocking their Socs off: Socrative as Assessment
by Nikki Morrell ·

Amid the seeming chaos of the new push for common core standards-based learning and grading, we teachers find ourselves in … Continue reading »

The Flying Carpet: Technology in the Elementary Classroom

The Flying Carpet: Technology in the Elementary Classroom
by Nikki Morrell ·

How much do you remember about your elementary education? Do you recall sitting on that large square rug learning colors … Continue reading »

Generation G: Clicking Our Brains Out

Generation G: Clicking Our Brains Out
by Nikki Morrell ·

Next time you’re with your students, look around.  How many of them have smartphones in their hands? In a lot … Continue reading »

Adaptation of the Species: iBooks Author in the Classroom

Adaptation of the Species: iBooks Author in the Classroom
by Nikki Morrell ·

I once overheard a colleague state that textbooks are outdated; that flat images on paper are going the way of the dinosaur—extinct. Okay, so admittedly, that educator was me, and perhaps the statement is a bit premature, as many students do not yet own laptops or tablets. But the revolution is coming! I’ve got my “end of the world as we know it” sign ready to display. Continue reading »

The “I” in T-E-A-M: Social Media and Collaboration

The “I” in T-E-A-M: Social Media and Collaboration
by Nikki Morrell ·

I’m a cheerleader.  Maybe no longer literally, with the pleated skirt and standing back tuck, but my innate desire to … Continue reading »

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: The End of Print?

Not with a Bang, but a Whimper: The End of Print?
by Nikki Morrell ·

We live in a virtual world, maybe not entirely, but more so than any generation before. In fact, as I … Continue reading »