Category Archives: Educational Technology

Educational Content that deal primarily with Technology as an aspect to learning.

A Year In Review (Part 1): Webtools

Today marks a the beginning of a new year at my job. Its been a year since I’ve taken the position of Instructional Technology Specialist and it is a time to take a step back and reflect what has happened … Continue reading

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Yammer: Your In-House Professional Learning Community

In December of 2010 a co-worker (Jacob Standish) and I stumbled upon Yammer. Our minds immediately saw the potential of a great in-house Professional Learning Community (PLC). We work in a district that restricts access to many social networks because … Continue reading

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Professional Development: What kind of person does it take?

Currently I’m involved in a project that includes building a team of people who will eventually be leaders in developing and implementing professional development across the district. As I personally and professionally begin to think about the teachers and district … Continue reading

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Ideas, Perseverance, And Vision

I have a passion (like many Apple folk) for the words and life of Steve Jobs, I’ve written about it here how Steve Jobs’ vision helped me succeed. Recently @scottbelsky wrote an article about “Vision Without Obstruction: What We Learn From … Continue reading

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There Is No Consume in 21s Century Skills

I’ve done a lot of research on 21st Century skills across the globe (Internet): Partnership For 21st Century Skills International Society for Technology in Education United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization The Department of Education Scotland Education They all … Continue reading

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What’s the big deal with Flash (still)? (You don’t need a Flash app for your iOS device.)

I find myself asking this question a lot: Why are people so interested in getting Flash (Adobe Flash) on your iOS Device (iPad, iPodTouch, iPhone)? The reason I am asking myself because I see a new tweet about it daily. … Continue reading

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How is collaboration fun?

I wrote recently on an unexpected byproduct of collaboration: Fun. But that fun isn’t always something that just happens, it is something that is cultivated. To cultivate collaboration and have a byproduct of fun, there were a few aspects set … Continue reading

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Fun: An understated aspect of 21st Century Learning. Collaboration.

  I deal in the world of 21st Century Learning Skills from an education perspective. I work with the concepts of 21st Century Learning daily, thinking about how teachers are going to incorporate them, teach them, and inspire students to … Continue reading

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Playlists.com in the classroom: Create Collaborate Organize w/ Students & Music

Students are into music. Most teachers are into music too. There are a couple music web tools I share with teachers to help them teach. Pandora and Rhapsody are the two main tools I share with teachers. They booth meet a … Continue reading

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Curriculum Design Backward Design Critical Thinking

I enjoy designing classes, courses, and learning. I enjoy developing a curriculum that has the end in mind (vision, goal, ect) and then adding in all the pieces that are going to get us (the class) there. I have always … Continue reading

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