In Case You’re Curious…

It has been a few years since I’ve written a post like this one. But since there has been a bit of an uptick in new followers lately, I think it’s time to share a bit about myself so that you know who is actually writing what you see here on

16 Years!

I started blogging back in 2007. I initially did it to fulfill an assignment from a grant-funded program that my school was involved in. I found that blogging was fun. Eventually, I noticed people were reading what I was writing. 16 years later I’m still doing it. 

Social Studies, Computer Science, and More!

Over the last 20 years I’ve taught high school social studies, language arts, and computer science. In the extracurricular realm, I’ve been a middle school basketball coach and I’ve been an advisor for an outdoor adventure club. 

Professional Development

Today, I spend most of my working hours leading professional development workshops, teaching online PD courses, and researching the best ways to use educational technology in K-12 schools. From time-to-time I give keynotes at conferences. I’ve done that in almost every state in the United States, most Canadian provinces, and a handful of other places around the world. 

What Else?

I live in Maine with my little family. We have two daughters (ages five and six), a dog, a cat, and an old farmhouse that is constantly in need of maintenance. We enjoy skiing (I teach lessons on the weekend), riding bikes, and generally playing outside as much as possible when we’re not baking cookies. 

Follow Me

Besides this blog I also maintain a weekly newsletter called the Practical Ed Tech Newsletter

My YouTube channel now has 45,000 subscribers. 

I occasionally write on Ed Tech Fitness. On it you’ll find things like lessons from skiing and a review of non-alcoholic beer

I’m still on Twitter

I record my bike riding, skiing, and running on Strava

LinkedIn generally annoys me, but I’m on it


Thank You Readers for 14 Amazing Years!