Thursday, January 17, 2008

Podcast Interview with MSTA's "The Pulse"

Hello. I was recently interviewed by Todd and Gail on the MSTA (Missouri State Teachers Association) podcast "The Pulse". The orignial plan was for me to drive to Columbia and do the interview live in their studio but a quick winter snow storm forced me to stay at home so we did the interview via Skype.

I am a MSTA member and very proud of what the organization has done with emerging technologies to communicate with its members - podcasts, blogs, RSS feeds and Twitter are just a few examples.

You can find the interview here as a direct link or listen on the embedded player below. If you have any comments please feel free to leave a comment on the blog post or e-mail at

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Clay County Historical Society Winter Banquet - Liberty, Missouri

This evening I gave the after dinner presentation at the Clay County Historical Society Winter Banquet here in Liberty. The event was held at the Stepple Inn - a bed and breakfast that also hosts events. We had a delicious meal and then I shared how we use technology to teach history at South Valley Jr. High. I enjoyed giving this particular presentation because I am on the board of the historical society and I don't often have the opportunity to really discuss how technology impacts our history classroom.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Cable in the Classroom Video Production

My classroom is being featured in a video by Cable in the Classroom and today a video production crew came to shoot the raw footage. The video will focus on how we use CNN Student News, eLECTIONS video game and resources from the History Channel. This project was in place before being named Teacher of the Year.

They shot video the entire day and the final product will be a three and a half minute video completed this spring. It was a great experience for my students as they were able to be movie stars for the day.