School Technology

Articles related to using technology in education.

The topics include Blended Learning, Internet Safety, One-to-One in the classroom, and technology best practices.

Internet Safety

The thrust of Internet Safety has changed over the last several years. This is a presentation I prepared for schools and local church and community groups about ten years ago. At that time there really were no mobile devices and … Continue reading

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Need technology training for the upcoming school year?

We are presenting two workshops on educational technology next week at the BSU TECenter.   Flipped Classrooms With the increased technology available both in classrooms and at home many schools have started “flipping” the usual instructional format of instruction in class … Continue reading

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Innovative Teaching and Learning Lessons from High Tech High

Of the several points raised by Larry Rosenstock in the video Innovative Teaching and Learning from High Tech High are four technology methodologies that should be applied to academic classes.  Those four methodologies are: Group performed Team taught Experiential Applied … Continue reading

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Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry Based Learning

Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry Based Learning is an overview of a professional development program called eMINTS, enhancing Missouri’s Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies. eMINTS is a statewide program similar to what I have tried to implement on … Continue reading

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Personal Learning Networks

According to a Meyers/Briggs assessment I am an ISTJ (Introvert, Sensor, Thinker Judger [oddly enough my wife is the exact opposite]).  As an ISTJ my Personal Learning Network is fairly small.  If I don’t know them personally or haven’t already … Continue reading

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Intranet vs Online

I started using the Intranet a great deal in the school I taught at to cut down on copying cost, transfer assignments, have student collaborate on projects, turn in work, and give assessments ten or twelve years ago.  Being as … Continue reading

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Singapore’s 21st Century Teaching Strategies: Education Everywhere Series

The video Singapore’s 21st Century Teaching Strategies: Education Everywhere Series brings to the forefront the issue of data availability in today’s world.  Sitting in a restaurant on a Saturday in August while taking a weekend off in a mountain resort … Continue reading

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Over Testing in Schools

Carol Burris, the principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York in the blog entry titled Three Ed Reforms Parents Should Worry About addresses concerns about the New York State’s policy Annual Professional Performance Review.  In her … Continue reading

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Social Bookmarking

In the “Old Days” one of the ways we attempted to keep elementary kids safe and on task was to pre-search for websites with content that was acceptable and valid for whatever assignment they were working on.  This was before … Continue reading

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