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Welcome to the 2020NEXUS web site. 

Keyboarding           Tech Integration          Gaming (The Learning Kind)


Please visit My Classroom for information on the following topics: History, Writing, Reading and English.  I am teaching only I.T courses at the moment so those pages may not be updated.


Keyboarding Test Five


Especially To Help Parents Help Students


Creative Commons Music and Images

Musicshake – Create copyright free music for your video.
Compfight – Search Flickr photos for your videos.
MorgueFile – Find free pictures for your videos.
Free Music Archive, and Jamendo, and Royalty Free Music are all great places for free creative commons music!
SoundBible - FreeSound – Free sound effects.

Thanks to Teacher Reboot Camp for the above links.


Shortcuts Quiz Due Monday 1/30/12


Typing 3 Scores, Week of 1/17-20


TYPING 2 RESULTS, Week of 1/9-13


First Typing Test Results, Week of 1/5-6


Personal Goals for 2012

Professional Goals to Follow!

1.   Exercise 3-6x/week.

2.   Get teaching work done in 55 hours/week or less.

3.   Substitute processed foods and sugars with veggies & lean protein.

4.   Use caffeine 1x/day or less.

5.   Use debt snowball system.

6.   Get a tiny home.

 Comments are always welcome.


A New Year, A New Semester, and a New Schedule

Spring semester you will find me teaching a new schedule as shown below (changes highlighted).

    1. Electives Team Planning
    2. 6th Grade Digital Tech
    3. 8th Grade Digital Tech
    4. 7th Grade Digital Tech
    5. Lunch with 7th Grade
    6. 8th Grade Digital Tech
    7. Personal Planning Time
    8. 6th Grade Digital Tech

My U.S. History class will be divided up among Mary Reich and Brandon Taylor so that Leslie Rich can give her 6th Grade Tech rotation back to me.  This will allow her to devote herself completely to wearing both hats: Library Technology Educator and Library Technology Technician.

I’ve really enjoyed teaching 8th Grade Social Studies this fall and will miss it; yet I will enjoy being able to focus completely on one subject, one team, and don’t forget: one less set of meetings.

I will continue to serve on the Positive Behavior Support and Response To Intervention Committees.

See you also at Cyberia (Open Lab) on Tuesday after school until 4:45 and Thursday before school at 7:40!


In Fond Memory of a Mentor, Leader, and Friend

A corner of our Media Center during the last Book Fair.UPDATE

One of the permanent memorials planned in Scott’s memory is not only renaming our media center in  his honor, but also creating an iPad mini-lab.  He spoke with several of us in the past year about getting iPads in the hands of students.  Someday we hope to have a class set (or more!) but we are starting small with an iPad center in the school library.  Our project is being funded by book fair revenues and private donations.  Please donate at our Donors Choose project page here.




It is with a heavy heart that I announce the suddent accidental death of our principal, Scott Stanec, last Sunday night in Switzerland.  His wife and two teenage children will greatly appreciate your thoughts, prayers, and other forms of support in the coming months.

Scott was the kind of person who honestly wanted the very best for his staff, both personally and professionally.  He allowed us to pursue our dreams and  goals—he even let me go to another school for one year because I wanted to sharpen my skills in the content area classroom—and then when it was time for meto return to the computer lab, he was happy and grateful to have me back rather than  resenting me for choosing to go away.  He encouraged me to pursue my dream of international teaching (someday) as well, rather than trying to persuade me to stay in Colorado forever. 

Scott during his travels with his family in Switzerland.

I have had many principals and assistant principals in my 17-year career as an educator—Scott was one of the best.

Please join me in acknowledging our grief and then

directing our energies now toward


both as learners and as people, since that is what Scott has always wanted for us.


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