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Opening Day, Technology State of the Union 2015

Below is a transcript for a recent talk I gave before the first day of school. There were some great speakers beforehand and it is truly awesome to be apart of a team this dedicated (and funny) to giving high quality presentations. Still much to learn…  Read more…

Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders by the Huffington Post

Having seen immense value tapping into the many resources on Twitter for professional growth, back in April I was pleasantly surprised to be listed at a Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter 2015 by the Huffington Post.

I was listed at #87 on this list.
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Commentary on Why Blogging Is Key to the Future of Higher Ed

I do a great deal of reading…online. The “screen” on a laptop, tablet or smartphone, is the new location our students must become proficient reading on. Paper-based testing is on the way out and computer based testing is stumbling in. If for nothing more than supporting this new testing platform, students must become comfortable reading on a screen. However, there is more involved…

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GDRSD Digital Portfolios Are Here!

With excitement (and a few nerves), the digital portfolios are ready to go at my school district! A great deal of thought and energy has gone into the design and creation of a WordPress digital portfolio template, which will be available to every student, K-12.

In addition to looking very polished and professional, the digital portfolio system will offer each student the ability to create, reflect and be active in their learning. Read more…

Zero Cost, Low Tech Assessment: Plickers

A few years ago, a parent community organization purchased a student response system, which included software for the teacher and a remote control “clicker” for each student. It was cumbersome to lug around, involved an expensive up front cost and difficult to set up. Teachers were frustrated and the time spent collecting an assessment digitally far exceeded the time needed using traditional methods.

The idea of a student response system was a strong idea, but the tech got in the way. Lets fast forward… Read more…