I took a hiatus from a career in public education.
Eight years of classroom teaching & designing online courses taught me a thing or two about where the future of learning & community building is going.
I had 12 clients in my first year consulting who moved their products and workshops online.Read More
A presentation prepared for the academic technology consultants, learning experience designers, managers, and other professionals part of the Office of Information Technology at CU-BoulderRead More
What are the top tools from the 2017 Edtechteam conference in Boulder? What I think about them...Read More
Do you care about creating an equitable learning experience for all? Then you care about accessibility. Here are resources to get started.Read More
What's the most commonly used instructional technology across disciplines in higher education?Read More
Have you ever played Cards Against Humanity? Well, Carbs Against Hummus is the unofficial Boulder expansion pack. The website is live and you can download your deck for the holidays.
So, you are building a from scratch curriculum for a new course launching next semester. You've done your due diligence to write, and then re-write, your learning outcomes... Now, how do you get started on organizing a draft of the learning experience?Read More
The Academic Technology Design Team in the Office of Information Technology at CU-Boulder is spearheading phenomenal course re-design projects on campus. The latest project, headed by the lovely Courtney Fell, is re-designing the "Intro to Space" course...Read More
How do you “build” community in a hybrid “21st century classroom?” How do you pick tech tools to increase students’ ability to support one another both inside and outside of the classroom?Read More
Upon first receiving Edline as my LMS after D2L I was very apprehensive. I missed D2L's interface and found the Edline less teacher-friendly. I struggled for the first couple of months to figure out the sweet tricks of Edline that actually make it...Read More
I had a wonderful opportunity to interview for a Higher Ed position using a one-way video recording system called HireVue. To say the least, this was a very surprising growth experience for me. On the one hand, the user-experience...Read More
Are even our most successful schools truly preparing students for the Innovation Age? I have closely observed how school culture can prize educational values of academic achievement and the glorification of college as the great equalizer. "Get into a good fit college and you will have the stepping stone you need...Read More
In this thoughtful work Grant takes a closer look at what it means to be “Original” from multiple perspectives, integrating everything from in-depth psychology studies on child-rearing to the tacit rules influencing the most successful company cultures. It’s a perceptive and...Read More
I've observed a trend among educators recently (I, myself, am guilty of this) where after reading thoroughly about a topic and strengthening one's ability to discuss the concept at a level demonstrating distinguished interpersonal or presentational communication skills (ACTFL shout-out right there, language educator anyone?) then one has mastered "it."Read More
What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented this product? Several challenges; I teach middle and high school Spanish. I move between classrooms and buildings every day. Time is precious and organization is key. I implemented GC in order to...Read More