Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Beginning with the end There…  glad I got that out of the way.  There ended the longest blogless period I’ve had in about three years.  Not that I’ve ever been that prolific.  In fact, I’m pretty satisfied if I get time to write one post a week.  I use Twitter for the smalltalk.  Blogging, for […]

Growing a Tree of Professional Development

Arboreal aspirations? During a time of the year when perhaps sugarplums should be dancing in my head, I seem to be conjuring trees.  More precisely-  massive, skyward-reaching, luxurious and well-rooted trees.  I can’t seem to keep from dwelling in the metaphor of a tree as it relates to a professional development plan.  My school, and […]

Four Pillars of Technology Integration

I spent far too much time today on this image……. But first What are the key elements required for a transformation of teaching and learning through the use of technology?  There are obviously many reasonable ways to look at this.  From what position do you view this issue?  Are you a teacher, instructional coach, building […]

“It’s Not About The Technology”

Refocus I’m certainly not the first person to utter that sentence in reference to the integration of modern technology into the world of education.  This was originally posted to our school’s professional learning network, Virtual Southside, here. *Full size image linked in citation below. Then what is it about? Folks… our mission really isn’t about […]

Where is the “Glitz”?

As author Brenda Dyck puts it in this article, the goal of teachers in technology integration should not be on the tool, but rather what the tool can do for you.  I wholeheartedly agree with this goal in essence.  She next states that:  “The effectiveness of technology is watered down when laptops are used solely […]