Teach like a Pirate with an Apple Watch

  Well, the big news today was not just the iPhone 6 and 6+ but about the long awaited Apple Watch. While a bit pricey for me with my current budget I could help but start to see so much educational use for it. I turned to my Teach like a Pirate book and I saw about over a dozen ways I could use the Apple Watch in the classroom. Starting today I want to start inspiring educators on how they can use the upcoming Apple Watch and IOS 8 for some great Tech Smash lessons and of plenty of … Continue reading Teach like a Pirate with an Apple Watch

My first Teach like a Pirate Classroom Project

    This weekend I finally received my copy of Teach like a Pirate by Dave Burgess and in one night I read it into the wee hours of the morning. I was hooked to say the least, the book really hit me in all the right ways and also brought back memories of my experiences both as a student and as a teacher and what I’m trying to teach now in the classroom to my PK-12 students and teachers. When I was reading about The Costume Hook in “All the World is a Stage”, as soon as I read that … Continue reading My first Teach like a Pirate Classroom Project

Time to Teach like a Pirate with Makey Makey and a Globe

  Over the last few weeks, I have been getting into Teach Like a Pirate by Dave Burgess. Just earlier today, 5th grade teacher Heidi Jones was talking bout making a play-doh island project with her students. I suggested adding a Makey Makey to it and she said she would love that but didn’t know how to fit that all in. Well, Heidi, this is for you. There is a great Makey Makey project that involves using Scratch with a Globe. You take your Makey Makey and connect it with stick tops and plug it in with Scratch. When you put … Continue reading Time to Teach like a Pirate with Makey Makey and a Globe

Teach like a Pirate App Dice set

  First set of Teach like a Pirate App Dice. These App and Tech Dice are designed to work with the creation and uses of Teach like a Pirate. There will be more sets to come. Enjoy.   Continue reading Teach like a Pirate App Dice set

Run like a Pirate Chapters 39-45

Hey Everybody!  I’m fresh from a run and feeling the review spirit in high gear for Run like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. First of all, I’m going to have to reveal an embarrassing situation today. Last night, after having a pretty good Monday. I went to bed feeling pretty good. I woke up to the sound of the garbage truck pulling up our street. I sprung out of bed and ran. I forgot to pull the bins to the end of our drive way. I open the garage door and ran them to the front, but I had missed the pick up. I was planning on bringing the bins to the curb when I went out for my run this morning and did not expect them to be so early (they usually aren’t around our house until about 2 hours earlier).  Even more, my wife had woken up earlier and started laughing at me the whole time and then she goes to get a cup to start the morning coffee and then realizes I didn’t soak one of the containers from her parents being over last night. Talk about double whammy and then I got a talk about forgetting to put an appointment on the calendar. So, yeah, not how I intended to start the morning. So, I put on my running outfit, had my water and banana and out I ran. Leading to where we are now with starting with Chapter 39: The Big Apple.

Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Chapters 39-45”

Run like a Pirate Chapters 31-38

It’s time to Celebrate Monday everyone, with reviewing Chapters 31-38 of Run like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. Yes, we are nearing the end of my chapter reviews for the book, the finish line is starting to show. However, remember it’s a marathon not a sprint. The learning is part of the journey. Let us begin. Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Chapters 31-38”

Run like a Pirate Chapters 23-30 Review

Happy Sunday Everyone,

I’m moving through today’s chapter review of Run like a Pirate from Chapter 23-30. That’s eight whole chapters, some are short, some have shown me personal reflection and others are just inspirational. Let’s put on our running shoes and head out on the Review Course. I’ll lead.

Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Chapters 23-30 Review”

Run like a Pirate Chapters 11-16 Review

A bright and happy Friday to everyone today. Here we are on Day 3 of chapter reviews of Run like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. Just before I get started with Chapter 11, I have to admit this has been fun reviewing like this. I usually give book reviews as a whole, marking specific chapters or points in the book. Having chapter piece reviews has really allowed me to dig deeper in the book and really discover the treasures within. Plus, I read very fast and then review the books several times making notes and applying them to my classroom or goals. With Run like a Pirate I feel I’m as Adam put it: “Go For it, No Excuses, EVER.” With that, let’s get onto Chapter 11, shall we. Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Chapters 11-16 Review”

Run like a Pirate Chapters 5-10 Review

Here we are on Day 2 of my daily Chapter reviews of Run like a Pirate focusing on Chapters 5-10. As I read these these six chapters it was amazing how much inspiration I was able to draw from the chapters. Even more amazing was I had these various conversations with myself. How you may ask? Let’s head in and find out.

Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Chapters 5-10 Review”

Run like a Pirate Warming Up – Chapter 4 Review

Hey everyone,

Here we are, the start of my daily review of Run like a Pirate by Adam Welcome. If  you read my previous post, I told you about how I am going to be reviewing Run like a Pirate by chapter and how I am using each chapter for my own daily and personal goals. In the past I have usually just reviewed the books, what parts stuck out to me and some ideas or plans I intend to use in the classroom. This time, I’m doing it by chapter, EACH chapter. Today I will be doing the opening Warm Up through Chapter 4. So, here we go. Continue reading “Run like a Pirate Warming Up – Chapter 4 Review”