Hello and welcome to my blog!
This site came to life back in January 2003 when I was a long-term substitute for Ms. Colleen Aspell (the NCS K-4 Technology Facilitator at the time) who resigned to pursue a career in the business world. I have been teaching in the NCS computer lab ever since. I knew way back in 2003 that the Internet had enormous potential for use in the classroom, and my blog was one way to share that enthusiasm – specifically, helpful websites, free tools and resources, notable articles in the media of interest to educators, and so on. It was primarily intended for teachers in my district, but since it was on the Internet, anyone was welcome to view it. Fast forward to the present … as of October 2009, my site is now visited by approximately 1,000 people during each school day.
I try to write something of value or share a resource I think will be helpful to K-8 educators every day. Sometimes the resources are also applicable to high school, or to learners of all ages. First and foremost, I try to highlight sites and services that will engage students, save my fellow teachers time, or inspire them to try new methods to teach content they have long since mastered. Along the way, this blog has helped me make many friends and also learn many new things I have used in my own classroom.
I accept no advertising on this site, which I pay for and maintain myself. Accordingly, the views expressed here are my own and do not reflect the views of the Northfield Board of Education. Please see my disclosure page for more.
Thanks for visiting! I hope you find something of value here, and continue to do so for a long time!
Technology Facilitator, K-4
Northfield Community School
Last update: October 10, 2009