Remote Education

Wow. Yesterday was tiring. Between doing my own work, and getting Landyn and Element to do their work…. whoa. Element was more interested in the magic she found from dangling her pen from a strand of hair, then creating a word math problem. We took a few breaks, made rice crispy treats! Their work is…

Processing

Today went well… I could tell students were really in shock and didn’t know what to do. They were quieter. Today I spoke to them about what was happening, and shared where the online art resources were located for them to do over the next two weeks. These digital resource folders were uploaded to each…

For the First time…

All Maryland public schools will be closed from Monday March 16th until March 27th because of the coronavirus. As of this moment, we will not have to teach for those two weeks. However they mentioned that we will have to use our spring break time to make it up. This is the first time something…

Financial Service Innovation

The other day I went to PNC bank to make a wire transfer*. This blog is about my experience and how it relates to technology innovation. First off, I had to take off of work early to get to PNC before they closed at 4pm.  The closest branch was about 5 miles away. Once I…

Blockstack

We believe in a future where the rights you enjoy in the physical world extend to the digital world. However, the rules of today’s web browsers and apps were written by the large internet companies responsible for violating our rights. We’re building an app ecosystem that works for users, not against them, so that apps…

4 Crypto Question Survey

I have recently developed 4 survey questions’ in order to learn more about cryptocurrency awareness in my community. The responses I receive will assist in the creation of future learning opportunities for all. Please take a minute and complete the survey by clicking the link below:   Take the 1 minute Survey Thank you for…

Stablecoins

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies designed to minimize the volatility of the price of the stablecoin, relative to some “stable” asset or basket of assets. A stablecoin can be pegged to a currency, or to exchange traded commodities. Examples of the best-known stablecoins include Tether (USDT) TrueUSD (TUSD) Gemini dollar (GUSD) USD coin by Circle and Coinbase…

Coinbase Learning

I discovered recently that you can earn crypto while learning about crypto on Coinbase. I am learning how specific cryptocurrencies work — and I get a bit of each currency to try out for myself. So I have been learning about Stellar Lumen and XLM.  Stellar is a platform that connects banks, payment systems, and people….

Full STEAM Ahead

I recently attended the Maryland Association for Environmental & Outdoor Education annual conference in Towson Maryland. This was my first MAEOE conference, and I’m excited to bring more teachers next year! The conference theme was Full Steam Ahead, Expanding the Potential of Environmental Education.  It was wonderful to see so much integration between the arts…

What is an ICO?

ICO stands for Initial Coin Offering, which is a fundraising mechanism for new projects. It’s somewhat similar to an Initial Public Offering (IPO) in which investors purchase shares of a company.  Through the process of selling their underlying crypto tokens, via a “presale” in exchange for bitcoin and ether, a company can raise funds for…