The Case for Quiet Kids: Helping Introverts Get Heard in the Classroom

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or my mother’s personal favorite: “She simply needs to stop talking.” He took the time to talk with my son and get to know him personally, despite the fact he was quiet. So why am I sharing this personal story? For those comfortable experimenting with tech, try the Ask a Question feature in Google Classroom, Poll Everywhere , Google Forms, or Answer Garden. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

Advancing Mobile Phones as Learning Devices

A Principal's Reflections

This morning I read a great article on PBS Media Shift by Audrey Watters entitled " Why Schools Should Stop Banning Cell Phones, and Use Them For Learning." For the most part they used a program called Poll Everywhere to check for understanding, review prior learning, and informally assess.

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Small Changes, Huge Results

A Principal's Reflections

Last week my school was fortunate to have the NJ School Boards Association (NJSBA) visit to produce a live event called Learn@Lunch: Technology as an Engagement Tool. Yes, I was the Principal at that time, but my perspective and philosophy as to what constituted a 21st Century learning environment was vastly different than what it is today. technology, including social media. technology in the classroom and beyond. Cross-posted at the Huffington Post.

New Year, New Adventures

A Principal's Reflections

Many of the initiatives that I am about to pursue either came directly or indirectly from my Personal Learning Network (PLN). Professional Learning Communities (PLC''s): The district will be moving to this research-based model as our main means of professional development. The more I learn about the power of PLC''s the more excited I get! Initially I would like to see some pilot classes begin to use Poll Everywhere to increase student engagement.

Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

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There are so many ways that kids can creatively show you their learning in a timely and efficient manner, and ways teachers can conduct assessments that take away the testing anxiety that plagues so many kids. Is a sure way to get students to show all that they have learned.

Distraction 2 Reaction: BYOT (BYOD) Success!

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Notes from TCEA 2012 Presentation by Eanes ISD Tech Group and Carl Hooker, Director of Instructional Technology, Eanes ISD Presentation posted at: edtech.eanesisd.net/tcea Research Behind BYOT 2011 Horizon Report K12 Edition - Published every year. Publicizes key trends and challenges and predictions for adoption educational technology. Support of the technologies we use are becoming more cloud based than server based. Educational Uses of BYOT Poll Everywhere - Free.

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