SXSWEdu

I got to go to SXSWEdu in Austin this year. VERY different conference from TCEA, with a totally different focus. It was amazing! I got to meet Temple Grandin and had her sign a book for Zachary. Continue Reading →

Kim Presents for Google in Austin

Headed down to Austin for the annual TCEA Conference. This year, Google invited me to present in their showcase area. I also presented during the main conference as well. Continue Reading →

Kim Presents at Area 11 TCEA

I presented two Google sessions at the Area 11 TCEA conference this month. Love teaching teachers how to use technology with their kids! Continue Reading →

Beautiful Meeting Location

I was asked to do some training for the Special Services Department of my school district. They had their retreat at the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens. What a beautiful spot for a meeting. Continue Reading →

Kim Keynotes With Google

Kim got the opportunity to be a keynote speaker at the ASCD Ignite 15 conference with representatives from Google. She was also a featured presenter at the event. It was exciting and a great opportunity for Kim. Continue Reading →

The Texas Google Summit

I was presenting at the Texas Google Summit in New Caney, Texas…and Tony had never been to one of my technology conferences, so he decided to tag along. Continue Reading →

OMG! I’m on a Billboard!

My school district put my face on a billboard! It was in congratulation for my winning IT of the Year! It is so cool! I’m on a billboard!  Continue Reading →

Recognized by the School Board

So, after winning Instructional Technology Specialist of the Year for the State of Texas, my school board recognized me at their meeting on the February 9th. Continue Reading →

Austin, Google, and IT of the Year

My annual trip to Austin for the Texas Computer Educators Association conference was particularly special as I was invited to attend an event at Google headquarters, and I won IT of the Year for Texas! Continue Reading →

Google Leadership Symposium

I helped write the keynote and presented (with students and teachers from the Chromebook pilot we ran) at the Google Leadership Symposium hosted by BISD. We even trended on Twitter! It was an awesome experience and I enjoyed it a great deal! Would love to work for Google! Continue Reading →

Kim Meets Drew Pearson

After creating the logo for her district’s convocation, and helping with the tech for the event, Kim got to meet Drew Pearson. Continue Reading →

Kim Goes to Austin…Again

Kim got to go to TCEA again for work. Always a great time with lots of learning and good friends. Continue Reading →

Christmas Door Competition

We had a door decorating contest for Christmas at work this year…it was fun! Ours was the Elf door. I made the video for our work Christmas party.

Rockin’ Convocation

Every year I help to plan Convocation for my district. Think of it as a pep rally for teachers as they come back to school. This year’s theme…BISD Rocks. Continue Reading →

Kim Presents at ISTE

This June I had the opportunity to present at the International Society of Technology Educators’ annual conference in San Antonio, Texas. Continue Reading →

The Homeless Christmas Tree

Every year I make a Christmas Card from our department to be shared with the whole district. This year, we celebrated the story of The Homeless Christmas Tree. It’s a beautiful story and a beautiful tree. Continue Reading →

Alan November

I got to get another photo with educational technology guru, Alan November when we attended a training at Region XI with him. I love this guy! He’s personable, hilarious, and not afraid to speak his mind! This is my third photo (I’ve decided it’s a tradition to get a photo with him every time I see him speak…he remembered me too…so cool).

Rockin’ it in Austin

My co-workers and I headed down to Austin for the annual Texas Computer Educators Association conference last week. It was, as usual, an amazing opportunity to learn about what’s going on in the world of educational technology. It usually recharges my battery and gets me excited about what I do for a living…this year was no different! We had fun, learned a lot, and got to enjoy the Spazmatics – a great 80’s cover band who played at the Thursday night social. Too fun!

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You Just Got Flashed!

This year for convocation I got to set up and run a flash mob! It was AMAZING! We had so much fun! AND…I got to take that off of my bucket list! Continue Reading →

Sloth

One of my favorite pictures from our field trip to the Dallas Aquarium (as part on the summer camp our department ran) was this great close-up of a sloth. We used to see them a lot when we lived in Panama. The kids were amazed that it could just hang there and completely ignore them. Ha ha!

Videos From The Aquarium

Here are just a few of the videos from our aquarium trip with our Ocean Quest Summer Camp. Click the title of this post from the front page to view the videos.

Ocean Quest Summer Camp

All this week we’ve been running Ocean Quest…a camp for 4-6th graders with an Ocean theme. We’ve made origami whales, learned about echo location with a robot, participated in scientific experiments using probes and data loggers, researched and created movies about sea animals, built an inflatable 80-foot whale you could walk in, and ended our camp with a fun field trip to the Dallas Aquarium. Continue Reading →

Donny’s First Day of Robotics Camp

Donny had a blast during his first day of robotics camp. He and his partner had their robot put together and were programming it in no time! I can’t wait to see them take on the really tough missions…I know they’ll do really well! Donny really enjoys programming the robots (and building them…he’s a wiz!).  Continue Reading →

Adios Amigo

Went out with some friends from work to say goodbye to our boss, Pam. It was fun to be with the girls, but sad too. This was a celebration and a goodbye to good friends. I hope we all stay in touch and really try to get together!