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Nothing Personal, Love Technology

Have you ever noticed how people take technology failures so personally? However, technology does exactly what is is told. So what are you telling it to do? And what makes you think this is personal? Do you often get results you… Continue Reading →

EdTech Leadership Cycle

The EdTech Leadership cycle is complex. So much of what a school or district needs depends on where they are in the journey of converting Teacher Technology (Type I) to Student Technology (Type II). {Check out the difference between Type I… Continue Reading →

What your TPACK is Missing

The TPACK graphic is compelling. The complex relationship between the demands of teaching are well represented. And ideally balanced. The overlapping sweet spots are easily pictured by experienced educators. How I See TPACK The nature of my job is that I… Continue Reading →

UX is not about You

As more content moves online the User Experience is increasingly important. Public K12 institutions increasingly offer asynchronous content. And the UX is about the end-user, the student or parent at home. UX is not about the teacher, the designer, or the school…. Continue Reading →

Laptop required, and everyone brings a smartphone

If you have ever hosted a professional learning event or training for teachers, you likely called out in the invitation – laptop required – right? And you still have to plan for when someone forgets their required laptop as well. Have… 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 →

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 →

Determined to Consume

It was a typical classroom event. The students had gathered to culminate a Reader’s Workshop and invited parents. My son attends a traditional school for the most part. It is not a technologically savvy school. So I did notice when… Continue Reading →

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