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Going Green

This is our first year to attempt a Fall garden and it is going well so far.  We redesigned a bed into four raised beds and that seems to be a great environment for these plants to thrive.  We also have our own compost nearby and regularly add some around the plants.  We’ve yet to […]


Creating Labeled Graphic Interactions for E-Learning

This week, the e-learning challenge is to design a labeled graphic interaction for e-learning.  I typically do this in Storyline using the built in markers or by creating custom markers and/or hotspots.  I’m pretty familiar with utilization the many options of creating interactions in Storyline, so I thought it best to use this opportunity to […]


Custom Feedback and Results Slides

My latest entry for the Articulate community’s E-Learning Challenges was inspired by our World Series champions, the Houston Astros! I live in a suburb just northeast of Houston, so it probably goes without saying that we are Astros fans.  So, of course, I had to incorporate them into a challenge submission at some point. Admittedly, […]


Choose Your Own E-Learning Adventure

In the interest of removing my “Participate in eLearning challenges” task from my location-based alerts, I’ll finally get back into the swing of these weekly challenges by sharing my submission for the “Choose Your Own E-Learning Adventure #181” challenge from last week.  (I did post a submission for ELH #182, but it was just a […]


Combining Text and Images in E-Learning

Last week’s E-Learning Challenge #152 was combining text and images in eLearning. I saw a link to the recap posted on Twitter, so I spent a little time looking at the many examples to gather ideas for my own projects. One idea that I didn’t see shared yet was using a gradient mask as an alternative […]


Life After Whole 30

What is the Whole 30? Well check it out all the details for yourself at Whole30.com. Basically, it is a nutritional reset, eliminating the most common foods that have an undesirable impact on your health (or relationship with food). After 30 days without certain food groups, you slowly reintroduce them back into your diet, one […]


BizCom – Making Your High School the Information Hub

In Humble ISD, the district and Chamber of Commerce host BizCom meetings that attract high-influence stakeholders. Without these events, many stakeholders might never have a reason to step onto a campus. BizCom fosters favorable impressions of public schools, while serving the information and networking needs of the business community. BizCom also nurtures a small town, […]


Recruiting, Inducting and Retaining the Next Generation of Educators

At this year’s TASA/TASB Convention for our state school board association in Houston, I had the pleasure of presenting “Recruiting, Inducting and Retaining the Next Generation of Educators” with classmates from my 2016 Leadership TASB class. Ours was selected from several groups in our class to be presented at convention. As school board members, we […]