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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. My idea of the coach I was going to be, my assessment of the coach I am, and… 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 →

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 →

Where are you Saving your Notes?

There is no anxiety equal to trying to pull together meeting notes on a project/assignment/student when it is crunch time. How many anxiety attacks must I give myself before I can identify my ideal note taking system? You remember where… Continue Reading →

No Habla Español, but ask my kid.

Not to brag, but I still remember how to say cat and pants from high school Spanish. Impressive, right? Needless to say, my preparation for being a public school teacher was woefully short in language dexterity. This post contains affiliate… Continue Reading →

Another Snow Day in The South turns Digital Learning Day

Another snow day in The South; while locals lament the inability to buy more bread and milk than logic allows, something else is happening. One of the largest counties in the state has advertised “Digital Learning Days” again with their… Continue Reading →

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