We are exploring some options for our district’s future student technologies right now. We have a significant need to increase accessibility for our students, but I’m not sure what that means, exactly. Does it involve a 1:1 program? Perhaps buying large numbers of wireless laptop/tablets and carts? Labs? iPads? Chromebooks? Laptops? Oh, my! Lots of [...]
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April 5, 2013 · No Comments · 1:1, 21st Century Skills, Educational technology, implementation, leadership, professional learning, Teaching and Learning
June 28, 2012 · 1 Comment · Educational technology, implementation, leadership, Teaching and Learning
Amazingly, I just finished my 10th year working in educational technology. Time truly passes in a flash when you are engaged in something you enjoy so much. After a decade in this business, I would like to share 10 experienced-based truisms that have come to be the guiding principles for me in this business. It’s [...]
December 2, 2008 · 2 Comments · 21st Century Skills, Educational technology, Web Tools, Wikis
Who says that teaching stops when the bell rings? Josh Grizzelle, a 5th grade science teacher here in Birdville, is using Web 2.0 tools to take advantage of “teachable moments” whenever and wherever they occur. Among the tools Josh is using: WetPaint wiki–This serves as Josh’s class website and hub of student information. The wiki [...]
July 4, 2008 · 2 Comments · Blogging, Educational technology, implementation, Web Tools
I finally was successful at uploading a video of some interviews I conducted this spring with students who published their writing to a class blog this year. In just six months, the students’ blog had over 1,000 visitors from six continents! What an effective way to motivate our students to write! The blog also includes [...]
February 7, 2008 · 2 Comments · Spreading the Word, TCEA 2008
Austin is an exciting town. It is rich in the arts, technology, and friendly, colorful people. Their motto is “Keep Austin Weird,” if that tells you anything. At lunch today, I saw this young man passing by. His name was Jonas, and he is a student. Nice kid–soft spoken, polite, asked what blog I’d be [...]
February 4, 2008 · No Comments · Blogging
A co-worker, Dwight Goodwin, has set up a blog for students from around the country to post comments sharing information about their cultures. Ideas for items to share might include interests, details about the schools students attend, climate, the economy, future plans, etc. If interested, stop by Every Country in the World and chime in.