Friday, April 13, 2018

"Technology can become the 'wings' that will allow the educational world to fly farther and faster than ever before-if we allow it." Jenny Arledge

Although I retired in June of 2011 to care for my dying husband, I continue to keep up with technology in my new career as a writer, speaker, and entrepreneur.  I enjoy the challenge of learning new things, and most of all, I enjoy connecting with students and teachers across the globe! 

I work with two separate entities, and  These two companies offer virtual field trips around the world, allowing students and  teachers to visit places they would never be able to reach in person.  The sheer number of presenters, as well as the museums, art galleries, etc., make these trips irresistible as well as educational. If you miss the actual presentation, your membership still allows you to log in and catch it. 

For my part, I offer two different presentations on my children's book GRADY GETS GLASSES, as well as two presentations for grades 7-12 on Study Skills and presentation Skills- both taking the student from high school to college to real life. A few weeks ago, I had students in my class from Turkey!  Technology has lassoed the entire world and brought us together! I still love teaching, and being able to have an impact on children's lives worldwide is a great gift to me.

If you are a teacher or administrator, please take a look at these two companies.  Home schooling parent?  These field trips are perfect for you! 

Education has changed exponentially in the 7 years I have been gone, but I am not going to be left behind!  Take a step forward with your students and see how technology can enrich their education. 

As always, I welcome your comments and suggestions. 

Rittman Publishing, LLC ®

Please invite Grady Gets Glasses (and me) into your school.  if you are not in the Pittsburgh area, we do virtual field trips with a group called Field Trip Zoom.  GRADY GETS GLASSES was the winner of Best New Children's Book 2016 from The Authors' Zone. For more information about The Authors' Zone, please visit  

Visit Dede's webpage for complete details on her award-winning book, STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER. Many colleges have made the book required readingSigned copies are available Dede is also a national speaker on The Three C's for Classroom success: Confidence, communication, and Creativity; Avoiding Teacher burnout; and many other inspirational topics. 

I LOVE writing. And I love writing children's books- my newest passion. Although it will be a ton of work, I am looking forward to selling my books.  Since I was a secondary teacher, I know that I have much to learn about elementary students, and I will have to follow my own advice and be my genuine self.  However, I also know that I am passionate about helping kids who have to wear glasses, and that GRADY GETS GLASSES sends a positive message. I am willing to work hard and do all the things that also made me a successful teacher for 37 years. I remain inspired! 

Elementary teachers in Western Pennsylvania and beyond - I am willing to come into your classroom in person or as a virtual field trip through a group called Field Trip Zoom.  Check them out! 

Teacher friends- let me know if you want me to read GRADY GETS GLASSES at your school. I am willing to come in to discuss the creative writing process, why writing is important, and personal fulfillment through writing, along with reading my book.  I would appreciate the exposure, and I would make signed copies available for purchase in your classrooms following the reading.  Please email me at  The website now has plush Grady bunnies for sale!

Please like Dede's new page Grady Gets Glasses for updates about her children's book. 

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