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Three Things about SAMR

Recently I listened to SAMR described in a new way which changed my opinion of its immediate usefulness with educators. When you view popular SAMR graphics you may consider your lesson planning process, how you cannot move all your lessons “up the ladder”… Continue Reading →

Using Technology How?

This is a version of a Type I & Type II Technologies presentation from 2011, presented at a local educational technology conference. So much has changed since then, but the purposes of technology in the classroom are increasingly important and worthy of… Continue Reading →

Different but not Better

Educators are the nicest people you will ever meet. That makes it extra tough, but at some point “trying #edtech” is not enough. By only trying educational technology educators are not investing enough in the power of the technology and are only… Continue Reading →

Curation of Content

Walking in to Steven Anderson’s session on Curating Content the Right Way I felt okay about the curation of my professional learning. That changed by the end of the session. By the end I had identified numerous things to change, more than just my… Continue Reading →

Show Blended Learning in a Lesson Plan

I loved writing out a good lesson plan. And I was always disappointed when an administrator didn’t look in my plan book for the lesson plan. There was some art (and a few arrows) there – and my boss missed it. Teachers… Continue Reading →

Things Students Already Replaced…

…before their teacher, school, or district did…. Before the district considered BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) students were bringing devices to school. Before the school thought to promote collaboration, students were digitally storing, sharing, and providing feedback on each other’s work. Before the teacher allowed… Continue Reading →

Narrowing your Sphere of Influence

Social media in a political season is … interesting. It seems to reveal that some in our sphere of influence do not think deeply about what is shared and/or may not care if it offends. Which leads to an awkward situation. Those you follow… Continue Reading →

Work Around a Clumsy Student Information System, SIS

What is an SIS? Student Information Systems, known as SIS to many in the educational technology circles, have been around for a long time. As a function of that longevity your local SIS: Is a Huge investment. Probably predates interoperability…. Continue Reading →

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