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New Year, New Blog

Mon, 04 Jan 2010 08:30:04 +0000

After three and a half wonderful years of blogging at Edublogs, I’ve finally decided to take the plunge and manage my own WordPress blog on my own domain. I’ve been thinking about it for a while, knowing I really need … Continue reading



Tips for Managing Tech Tools in the Classroom

Fri, 11 Dec 2009 00:32:03 +0000

One of the things I love about being a technology facilitator is that I get to see all sorts of fantastic management strategies in the many classrooms I visit. Every teacher seems to have a unique way of handling the … Continue reading



Making the Implicit Explicit

Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:09:08 +0000

One of the issues that comes up again and again in our CoETaIL program is the “essential technology skills” that all of our students (and teachers) need to know. Now, I have to admit, I usually have a hard time with this … Continue reading



Making Change for a Quarter: Re-Envisioning 6th Grade IT

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 10:32:18 +0000

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been two full years since I taught my own technology classes. Of course I’ve done all sorts of co-planning and co-teaching in the last couple of years at ISB, but it’s certainly not the … Continue reading



Getting to Know GarageBand

Mon, 07 Dec 2009 05:37:33 +0000

Musical Composition and Podcasting in the Elementary Classroom Back in November, our absolutely amazing Elementary music teacher, Vince Bullen, and I led an EARCOS Weekend Workshop on GarageBand. Our goal was to spend two full days exploring GarageBand in a … Continue reading



Shared Expectations

Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:56:38 +0000

One of the challenges of an integrated technology program is the fact that some responsibility for teaching essential technology concepts is placed on the shoulders of teachers who are not specialists in that field. Although adopting (or creating your own) … Continue reading



We Are All Technology Teachers

Sun, 29 Nov 2009 09:38:30 +0000

Last weekend I was honored to present a session at the Bridging the Gap conference at Yokohama International School in Japan. YIS has hosted this community conference annually since 2001, and the topic for this year was “The Future of … Continue reading



Going Global: Culture Shock, Convergence, and the Future of Education

Sun, 11 Oct 2009 12:40:09 +0000

Cross-posted on the K12Online Conference blog I could not be more honored to be the pre-conference keynote speaker for this year’s K12 Online conference! I have been participating in this annual conference since its inception in 2006 and every year … Continue reading



How To Connect Your Students Globally

Sun, 04 Oct 2009 11:21:00 +0000

Cross-posted on the TechLearning Advisors Blog Two weeks after returning from the Flat Classroom Workshop in Hong Kong, I am still inspired and energized about what learning could (and should) look like. The key component for me was connecting students, … Continue reading



Reflections on the Flat Classroom Workshop

Sun, 27 Sep 2009 12:42:46 +0000

Last weekend I had the honor of co-leading the Flat Classroom Workshop (pictures here) with Julie Lindsay at the 21st Century Learning Conference in Hong Kong. I have to admit that although I knew it would be amazing after everything … Continue reading