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Here Comes Transparency

Educational technology offers a new lens through which to examine educational practices. Historically the teacher was both knowledge and pedagogical authority. Likewise, teacher reporting was the largest factor in measuring students performance. By adding technology to classrooms, subjective measures of… Continue Reading →

The Truth about School

The truth about school is it doesn’t matter. At least, not like you think. Maybe I should refine that; for most of the students you teach, the content you teach matters less than how you teach. Students are already half-formed… Continue Reading →

Reads for the Coach

Part of my job is to coach educators toward their ideal balance of technology integration and the right blended learning for their environment.┬áMy idea of the coach I was going to be, my assessment of the coach I am, and… Continue Reading →

P.S. About Google Classroom

A unique position for me, I actually discourage use of a certain technology. That is atypical, but it might be understandable, let me explain. I cannot stop hearing about Google Classroom. Coincidentally, this surge in chatter coincides with a mandate… Continue Reading →

Out of the Classroom for a While

I have been out of the classroom since 2009. That is a while. A friend recently pointed out to me exactly how long that is. That same friend insinuated that other things have changed, but I am not too sure… Continue Reading →

Improve your Communication

The best thing about writing a blog is also the worst thing about writing a blog. My level of communication is laid open for the world to see. The world might see it and marvel at it {spoiler alert: they… Continue Reading →

Tech Integration vs. Blended Learning

What is the difference between Technology Integration and Blended Learning? This is an essential question and important to ask and answer early in any program rollout. Knowing the difference helps target behaviors and outcomes you desire. Not knowing can result… Continue Reading →

I lied to my son

When the news was only reporting two students dead in Lakewood Florida I lied to my son. I told him about how the school has built physical barriers that would protect him from people who want to do him harm…. Continue Reading →

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