Laying the Foundation

In researching what resources are available for coaches to co-planning learning activities that help learning partners improve, it was clear that we first need to build the foundation. The entire Educational Leadership publication in October 2011 was about implementing and growing the culture and leadership skills needed to make technology integration possible. The publication has… Continue Reading Laying the Foundation

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Increasing use of Technology creates need for troubleshooting strategies

There are several problems that can happen when teaching with technology, it can be with either the hardware or the software. Teachers who use technology on a daily basis have developed strategies to successfully minimize issues and help move the lesson forward. Besides errors that can be listed in a common troubleshooting checklist, IT services… Continue Reading Increasing use of Technology creates need for troubleshooting strategies

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Professional Development that creates collaborative digital environments while addressing content curriculum

While changes in schools happen slowly, professional development for teachers is being transformed through technology.  Gone are the prescribed agendas with approved district topics or mandates, replaced with teacher choice and voice. Teachers have been complaining about how professional development doesn’t benefit them in the classroom consequently, doesn’t even support them in their current work.… Continue Reading Professional Development that creates collaborative digital environments while addressing content curriculum

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ISTE Teacher Standard 4: Teaching students to master new life skills using digital tools

The past decade has seen an exponential increase in digital tools and opportunities, therefore there is a need for students to master a new set of life skills for behaving responsibly online. Even as they sit in the classroom, they are able to connect with people across the globe instantaneously via chats, email, blogs, social… Continue Reading ISTE Teacher Standard 4: Teaching students to master new life skills using digital tools

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EDTC 6103 Module 3 Reflection

Resolution Reflection for ISTE TS 3: When reading the NMC Horizon Report form 2014, it is amazing to understand how much of what they talked about is becoming reality. I What I found the most striking was when they were writing about Digital Strategies and Enabling Technologies, in which something new, easier to use, meaningful and… Continue Reading EDTC 6103 Module 3 Reflection

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