Social Media, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

5 Reasons For Schools to Go Digital for #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday is a popular way for charities to gather much-needed support and funding for mission-critical initiatives.  The growth of digital connections in our lives makes it even easier for schools to connect to families, students and alumni for donations and support. Below are just a few reasons why schools are going digital for Giving Tuesday.… Continue reading 5 Reasons For Schools to Go Digital for #GivingTuesday

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Connected Educators, Professional Development, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

5 Educational Sites for Learning about the Papal Election

As the Papal Conclave gets underway, the web is rich with sites and resources for teaching about the process.  Sorting through the sites for the most accurate and education ones can be quite a challenge. A number of good sites were shared recently in the weekly twitter chat #CatholicEDchat. In this post, I explore some… Continue reading 5 Educational Sites for Learning about the Papal Election

Administration Technology Planning, Catholic Schools, Connected Educators, Connecting, Tech Deployment and Sustainability

Connected Educators A to Z: G is for Grants and Funding

Many of today's resources available to connected educators are free. They are a gift that educators use to learn, grow and connect. Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and Skype to name just a few - are free! Connected learning support can incur expenses though. Money for things such as hardware, connectivity, software, assessment systems and professional development are… Continue reading Connected Educators A to Z: G is for Grants and Funding

Administration Technology Planning, Connecting, Digital Citizenship, Internet Safety, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

Web Filtering Checklist

    When schools make web filtering and blocking decisions, they need to be sure that they are not also blocking learning, blocking productivity, blocking progress.  Shifts have occurred widely over the last couple of years in schools regarding the filtering question. Security still remains a top priority. However, the question of what content to… Continue reading Web Filtering Checklist

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