21st century teaching, Connected Educators, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

Connected Educators A to Z: C is for Connecting

C is for Connecting Connected Educators Creed "Be both a leader AND a follower, teacher AND student. Learn from people who inspire you AND inspire others with your boldness. Lead with conviction AND be prepared to change direction. Walk an authentic path AND inspire others to walk theirs. A leader is anyone willing to grow… Continue reading Connected Educators A to Z: C is for Connecting

21st century teaching, Connected Educators, Connecting, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

Connected Educators A to Z: A is for Aspire

Many think that opening the doors of your classroom can be a key to making your students shine. What do you think? On August 1st, the US Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator month, As Karen Cator states, 'our ability to share approaches and explore new opportunities is essential to transforming education and improving student… Continue reading Connected Educators A to Z: A is for Aspire

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Connecting, Nets-A, Online Learning, Presentations, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

7 Resources for Attending ISTE12 Virtually

For the first time in many years, I will not be attending one of my favorite conferences -  the ISTE conference. During that week, on the opposite coast, I'll be teaching a one week course in an Educational Leadership graduate program locally. In exploring ways to connect and learn along with passionate educators on the… Continue reading 7 Resources for Attending ISTE12 Virtually

21st century teaching, Online Learning, Presentations, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

Web Tools Picks – June 2012

In working with technology, we have a seemingly never ending array of web based tools for doing our work. In working recently with teachers, I gathered a selection of top used classroom tools. Though these teachers are Business and Technology teachers at the high school level, these tools are broadly applicable to many classrooms or… Continue reading Web Tools Picks – June 2012

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Connecting, Nets-A, Professional Development, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

Educational Technology Lessons from Steve Jobs

A New Teacher's Classroom Walls When I first entered the classroom as an elementary school technology teacher in 1997, I was given a set of posters. As any new teacher would be, I was happy to have some posters to decorate my classroom. Would they be pictures of computers? of technology? Great! Would they be… Continue reading Educational Technology Lessons from Steve Jobs

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Connecting, Nets-A, OnetoOne, Online Learning, Professional Development, Tech Leadership

Planning for One to One Laptops and BYOD

If you were taking a long awaited trip, how far in advance would you begin planning? A year, three months, one month? You'd surely want to make sure that is enjoyable, worthwhile and that your trip is just what you had envisioned. You would plan well in advance. What if you are implementing new technologies… Continue reading Planning for One to One Laptops and BYOD