MSFirst of all, I want to apologize for being so MIA the past couple of weeks. The end of the school year is always a little hectic with finals, grading and other general wrapping-up activities. This year was especially crazy, thanks to leaving my school and transitioning into a new workplace! I’m so glad to finally be able to announce to all of you that I just had my first day as a full-time technology coach with a local, Houston non-profit called Houston A+ Challenge. I will be focusing on technology integration with the organization at large, and will also serve as the tech director for a brand-new mobile school opening in the Museum District called A+ Unlimited Potential.

All of this is very exciting and I can’t wait to get started! Right now, I am working on deciding what kind of devices we should pilot with our first cohort, and will keep you posted on those decisions. It is by far the most responsibility I have ever had in regards to an educational technology position, and a responsibility that I don’t take lightly. I am eager to do some research and present the options to the teachers, and have already begun planning out what kinds of apps students will use. The decision has basically come down to iPads vs. Chromebooks – and if you have any advice on one over the other please share them with me!

In addition to my new job and the new decisions that come with it, I also got a new haircut! Although this blog is dedicated to sharing educational technology resources, the haircut was a big deal for me, so check it out:

Happy new week, y’all!

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9 thoughts on “New Job, New Haircut, and New Decisions!

  1. Congrats on your new job, they picked a winner! I love iPad’s but I think Chromebooks could be more flexible and less expensive. All variables being equal I’d say K-5 iPad’s, 6-12 Chromebooks. I’m sure you’ll make the right decision.
    P.S. Great summer haircut, fun and still professional!

  2. Congratulations on your new position! You are truly an inspiration to educators around the world and quite instrumental indeed in our nation’s effort to technologically sophisticate teaching and learning, Thanks a million for all that you do my friend. Still lots of hair. Thank goodness! Looks fantastic! Thanks for posting. Have a great summer!

  3. Wowza, that’s one big bunch of change (and a great haircut!). Keep us posted. You could start by explaining what a mobile school is.

    1. Definitely! A mobile school essentially means there is no campus, and instead the school will be held across different museums in the museum district of Houston. Learning will be personalized and students will be working with real-world problems and content!

  4. Congratulations !! You seem very interested in your new post and this is a main reason of your future success in addition to your high professionalism .A mobile school is a huge but brilliant step .Hope you keep us posted . Nice haircut for a fresh start and hard luck to the school you’ve been teaching in !

  5. Congratulations! Hope you are enjoying this new role but please don’t forget teachbytes. I know it sounds selfish but I need my regular fix of all the wonderful and practical resources you share.

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words. I know I’ve been a little MIA lately, but I am just getting my bearings and then will be back in full force!

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