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15 Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools

For School Leaders, Teacher Leaders and Families Web These sites have resources for teaching Digital Citizenship in the classroom Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/educators Netsmartz - http://www.netsmartz.org/educators Be Cyber Wise - http://www.cyberwise.org/ Digital Citizenship Site http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/ Yahoo Safely http://safely.yahoo.com/ Cable in the Classroom http://www.ciconline.org/DigitalCitizenship FOSI Family Online Safety Institute http://www.fosi.org/ Blogs These blogs address topics around… Continue reading 15 Digital Citizenship Resources for Schools

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

Administration Technology Planning, Nets-A, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability

Choosing a Student Information System

In the age of information, schools truly must have a quality means of tracking, sorting and reporting on student data. A quality student information system can support student achievement thus enhancing the programs you offer. This function is offered in various forms by software designated as 'Student Information Systems'. These decisions for choosing the software… Continue reading Choosing a Student Information System

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Nets-A, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

7 Critical Questions for Technology Planning

“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” Anatole France (French Writer) Most educators would agree that well thought out planning is essential for effective uses educational technology. The questions is - How do we plan for a future we can not see?  How will… Continue reading 7 Critical Questions for Technology Planning

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Emerging Technologies To Watch

With the release of the 2011 Horizon Report we get a glimpse into the classrooms of the very near future. If we as school leaders are looking clearly, and focusing sharply on today's technology trends, we can look brightly ahead and plan for what our students will need and how our schools can prepare. Looking… Continue reading Emerging Technologies To Watch

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7 Ways for Leaders to Stay on Top of Tech

For Leadership Day 2010, many in the educational arena took Scott McLeod's challenge to create a blog post on leadership. Though my contribution is being posted two days later I wish to offer it as a support to school leaders in their quest to incorporate the best that technology has to offer to our students.… Continue reading 7 Ways for Leaders to Stay on Top of Tech