Technology Blog

Sharing my thoughts and ideas on infusing technology in education...Focus on the learning, not the technology.

Living Room Feature Wall

Recently I stepped out of my comfort zone, a concept and process I frequently ask teachers to tackle with technology, and created a feature wall. With the help of my father and brother-in-law, we were able to completely change an ordinary wall into a “feature wall”.

If I had undertaken this project on my own, it would have been a disaster. However, when you have skilled folks available (think technology integration specialists in your building), a project on your own can take off and can be accomplished…look at the results!  Read more…

Groton Herald: Schools To Upgrade Technology Infrastructure, Adoption & Support

On June 16th, the Groton Herald shared details of the Strategic Technology Plan I have been working on as well as the presentation made the School Committee. Below is a small excerpt from the article with a link to continue reading directly on the Groton Herald’s website. Read more…

A Wrap to the Technology Strategic Plan

After 10-months, the Groton-Dunstable Regional School District’s Strategic Technology Plan has been presented to the school committee and is now complete. Our technology plan is a strong, one that will provide a guide for the district through the 2021-2022 school year. The following conclusion is a way I thought best to summarize the plan’s intent to rethink the purposes of schooling in the 21st century.  Read more…

A Teacher to Appreciate: Mr. Hogan

In honor of teacher appreciation day, I want to share just one of the many teachers that made a lasting impact on my life. In sixth grade at the Miriam F. McCarthy Elementary School in Framingham, Massachusetts, I had the privilege of learning under a wonderful English language arts teacher named Mr. Hogan. He was very kind, gentle and got the best out of me. Material was presented in a way that I can remember vivid details of lessons, even at 35-years of age. Mr. Hogan had an easy-going demeanor that allowed me to flourish. I remember receiving an “A” for the final term in 1992.  Read more…

Teacher Appreciation Day

Working with the teachers and staff in my district has been truly a great experience. There are so many learning opportunities that I have been able to be a part of and I appreciate all our teacher’s do for our students! They rock! Read more…