Karlana Kulseth | Teaching & Learning

Technology used to create memories and capture #FIRST moments

There is a video going viral on Facebook that I saw run across my feed a few times this morning. I bit and watched, and I have to say this captured my heart in more ways than one. Vodafone Firsts is a YouTube channel that "connects people with technology to empower them to do amazing things for the first time. Our series of films follows these people as they try to accomplish their goals." This reminds me of my vision in helping teachers and students use technology in the classroom. The biggest stepping stone in my mission is getting teachers to become more comfortable with using technology in the classroom. Most of the teachers I tend to train have no real computer literacy skills let alone have picked up more than a keyboard and mouse of a desktop computer outside of their TVs and radios they own. Read more [...]

Nevada Conference on Digital Learning 2014

This weekend, Nevada held its first conference to discuss various topics and issues within digital learning. Anyone who knows me or follows me knows I am a proponent of education and digital learning. I firmly believe the 21st century learning cannot be held to a seat in a classroom in the traditional brick and mortar classroom any longer. With the use of technology, educators can differentiate instruction in ways that were only mere ideas when I was sitting in a B&M classroom! Read more [...]

Common Core and it’s faulty interpretation…

In the last week, a specific math concept has surfaced and is being misconstrued and twisted, leaving onlookers very confused and disturbed that this "new" math is being taught to elementary grade level students. Most of those who stumbled upon this image agrees the easiest approach to solving the math problem would be the "old fashion" way. The misconception that the "new" way is beyond confusing and can lead to mass frustration. Read more [...]

A loss of an advocate, mentor, and fellow educator…

Last week, Clark County School District and Clark County Education Association lost an ally in the teaching profession and education reform. Michael Soden was a UniServe Director for CCEA until he passed away from stage four pancreatic cancer that spread to his liver. With just days to live, I visited with him and his family last weekend. Read more [...]

When a child stays silent, a life is taken…

December 2013, Clark County School District (CCSD) was hit with a devastating blow that many did not even have a clue about until a father told his daughter's story to the school board of trustees in February. The sad fact remains that this young lady's life is not the only one that has been taken due to bullying. There are countless other stories of suicides that have not reached the media because the child simply remained silent. Read more [...]