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Since my last post, I have worked extremely hard for an America’s Cup team which ended in victory but did not leave much time to consider “Whats next?” I gained so much experience during my time with ORACLE TEAM USA and the craziest part was once the balloons fell and everyone drank sweet champagne from […]

In order to keep my skills honed. Its always important to give yourself little challenges and projects. Today I played around with Illustrator to create the image above and then also with JQuery in WordPress to develop a slider. For the above image, I started with a picture then filtered in Illustrator to give it […]

This week, I had the pleasure of working with WIMCO, a local small business that rents Villas all around the world.  My friend Cate Brown, of Cate Brown Photography, works with them and reached out to ask if I was available to lend some coding help.  Turns out they needed some quick help building a landing page […]

Over the last few weeks, I have been working with Team Alvimedica as the Newport Stopover Coordinator to help get the hometown ready for the boys return. I know Newport is excited to host the Volvo Ocean Race as we truly have one of the best sailing venues in the world. Now its time to roll […]

This post first appeared on Edudemic then EdTechTeacher Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in […]

THIS POST FIRST APPEARED ON EDUDEMIC THEN EDTECHTEACHER Professional coders work collaboratively, and rarely does a computer scientist create a program solely on their own. Every successful programming project evolves as a result of Iterations of code, the merging of ideas, and the contributions of the individual team members. Not only does coding empower students to […]

I had the pleasure of working with Sailing World and Sperry Top-Sider to design this year’s NOOD regatta shirt. I have sailing in the NOOD regattas. The regattas are always a great time on and off the water so I wanted to also make the shirts fun with bold colors representing those bright spinnakers and […]

The world of sailing is not only fun on the water, it is a network of people connected by a common bond of love of the water and wind. So far, most of my work has been made through a sailing comrade’s connection like a fellow high school sailing coach asking for help with her company’s […]

This post first appeared on Edudemic and EdTechTeacher’s blog True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and […]

Among the many hats I wear, I am also the Jr. Program Chair for Newport Yacht Club and sit on the Narragansett Bay Yachting Association’s  Jr. Committee. I am very passionate about Junior Sailing. I wouldn’t be the person I was today if I had not been given the opportunity to be a young sailor. Sailing gave me […]

As a way for the Young Adults of Newport Yacht Club to generate a little revenue for the Yacht Club. I designed a Tshirt to be sold in the bar during the Summer of 2014. We want to try and do this every year so each year has its own design.  

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Google Forms can be one of the best tools in the classroom for data collection and assessment as well as a great resources for teachers to use in order to get information from parents. In this Back-to-School season, you may need to coordinate times for parent-teacher […]

This post was originally posted on Free Tech for Teachers Stop Motion was one of the original video creation techniques. By stringing together a series of single images and displaying them quickly in order, film was born. Now on iPad, Stop Motion can be used as a technique for capturing learning as it happens, making drawings, models, […]

In honor of Computer Science Education Week, I have been traveling around to volunteer at local Rhode Island schools to show students and teachers how they can get started with coding without even touching devices! I feel it is important to understand and develop logic skills before introducing a programming language to new learners. Unplugged […]

I love Canva for graphic design. This powerful yet simple FREE web tool and app allows users to create beautiful visuals with drag-and-drop ease. However, I am fascinated with the idea of bringing design to the masses, allowing everyone to be an artist. In a world where we process nearly everything visually, in order to […]

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