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Serving up steaming scoops of K12 edtech observation, thoughts, and opinions. With gravy.

Edcamp SWAG & Prizes Round-up

Yes, the real reward is the knowledge and connections you make at an Edcamp. Right, but it is fun to get the other good stuff too, right? And when others tell the story of your Edcamp (But I know you… Continue Reading →

Your LMS as a 3 Ring Binder

A traditional classroom has many different facets which vary by grade level and personal teaching style. An online classroom can have those same unique stylistic and organizational elements. When one combines pieces of a face-to-face classroom with an online classroom… Continue Reading →

This is me, writing an ebook

You’d be forgiven if you cannot tell. But this is me writing an ebook. Since 2010 I have been writing two things. I have been writing portions of a larger thought which will end up in my book and then… Continue Reading →

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 →

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