Selected presentations, publications, and workshops

Conference Keynotes & Presentations

  • Technology, Literacy, and the Inquiry Arc. Presented at the National Social Studies Supervisors Conference, New Orleans 2015.
  • Five Under-Appreciated Google Tools. Presented at the Kansas State Social Studies Conference, Topeka, Kansas 2015.
  • Thinking Historically: Strategies for Integration. Presented at Kansas Department of Education Annual Conference, Wichita, Kansas 2015.
  • Having Fun is a Good Thing: Play as Part of Instruction. Opening keynote at the MidAmerica Nazarene University Games and Learning conference, Olathe, Kansas, 2015.
  • We’re Making Learners, Not Widgets. Closing keynote at Podstock 2015 technology conference, Wichita, Kansas, 2015.
  • Going Beyond Google Search: Shiny Doesn’t Always Mean Good. Featured presentation at Chromebooks and GAFE: Implementation & Best Practice conference, Olathe, Kansas, 2015.
  • Digging Deeper. Opening keynote at South Dakota State Library / Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources, Pierre, South Dakota, 2015.
  • Using the C4 Framework in the 21st Century Social Studies Classroom. Session at Learning Forward Conference, Wichita, Kansas, 2015.
  • Three Tasty Tech Tools for Integrating Social Studies & Common Core Literacy Standards. Session at Midwest Educational Technology Conference, St Charles, Missouri, 2015.
  • Six Sweet Strategies for Integrating Reading & Writing in Elementary Classrooms. Presented at National Council for the Social Studies Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 2014.
  • Gamifying the Classroom: A Framework of Fun. Presented at the National Association of Educational Service Agencies conference, San Diego, California, 2014.
  • Be Your Own Publisher: Better Classroom Materials Through ePUBs. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, Seattle, Washington, 2012.
  • Easy Does It: Inexpensive Tools that Make Your Conference Hosting Painless and Profitable. Presented at the National Association of Educational Service Agencies conference, Tampa, Florida, 2012.
  • Appropriate Use of iPads as Teaching and Learning Tools. Presented at the National Association of Educational Service Agencies conference in Colorado Springs, Colorado, 2011.
  • Mobile Devices and the Common Core in the 21st Century. Presented at the National Social Studies  Supervisors Association conference in Washington, DC, 2011.
  • Online Instruction in Multiple K-12 Environments. Presented at the Blackboard World conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2011.
  • 21st Century Instruction in the Social Studies Classroom. Presented at the Mid-American Association for Computers in Education conference, Manhattan, Kansas, 2011.
  • iPods and Other Mobile Devices in the Social Studies Classroom. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, Denver, Colorado, 2010.
  • Online Learning in a Difficult Economy. Presented at the Blackboard World conference, Orlando, Florida, 2010.
  • 30 Sites in 60 Minutes: Online Tools That Improve Learning. Presented at the Laptop Leaders conference, Mitchell, South Dakota, 2009.
  • Google Earth: Seeing is Believing. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, Houston, Texas, 2008
  • Virtual History: Using Online Simulations and Video Games to Teach Social Studies. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, Houston, Texas, 2008
  • Online Simulations and Video Games in Education. Presented at the Technology in Education Conference, Copper Mountain, Colorado, 2008.
  • Video Games, iKids and Education in the 21st Century. Presented at the National School Boards of America T+L Conference, Dallas, Texas, 2006.
  • It’s Called Blogging: Using Technology to Increase Social Studies Writing Skills. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies conference, Kansas City, Missouri, 2005.
  • Copyright, Plagiarism and Intellectual Property Issues in Education. Presented at the National Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development conference, San Francisco, California, 2003.

Professional Learning Workshops

  • Chromebooks 101: Tips, Tricks, and Tools
  • GAFE: Going Beyond Search
  • Google Tools in the Classroom: Easy, Effective, Engaging
  • ePUBs, Digital Materials, and the Modern Classroom
  • Seeing is Believing: Google Earth in the Classroom
  • Social Media for 21st Century Educators
  • Teaching Geography in the 21st Century
  • Digital Literacy: Using Technology to Increase Reading and Writing Skills
  • iPads as Instructional and Learning Tools in a Standards-Based Social Studies Classroom
  • Mobile Devices as Learning and Instructional Tools
  • Having Fun is a Good Thing: Video Games as Part of Best Practice
  • Thriving in the 21st Century: Speaking the Language of the Digital Native
  • Using Primary Sources in the Social Studies Classroom
  • Common Core and the Social Studies
  • Brain Based Strategies in the Social Studies
  • History as Mystery: Problem-Based Learning in the Social Studies

Publications