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IT Support

Really, how often is the solution simply REBOOT? Funny.

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YAY Science

The Senate’s recent all-night marathon rant against the science of climate change was just sad, so I was extra happy to hear Neil deGrasse Tyson on the Colbert Show: Check out the interview – http://www.colbertnation.com/full-episodes/mon-march-10-2014-neil-degrasse-tyson  

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Give Back

Digital Wish is a non-profit organization that brings technology to classrooms ~ Below is a message from that group about a chance to give back to your community. Digital Wish is a nonprofit that puts technology in classrooms to support student learning. We are working to ensure that the American educational system is equipped with […]

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Digital Learning Day 2014

Today is ‪#‎DLDay‬. Catch the live stream from the Library of Congress at http://digitallearningday.org/ starting at 11 am.

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Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth’s TED talk is a must view for educators and parents. She explains quite convincingly that more than IQ, talent, or family wealth, success in academics and in life depends on grit. She says that as she studied grit, she looked at students from a motivational perspective. Duckworth explains that grit is passion […]

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Professional Development

I admit that it surprises me when I hear people question the concept of professional development time for educators. I am not a big fan of the term – “professional development” – but it is at least better than the old “training” which somehow connotes some kind of obedience training for me. From the news […]

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Digital Learning Day Virtual Conference

On Wednesday, February 5, 2014, Digital Learning Day, the Alliance for Excellent Education and its Center for Digital Learning and Policy, will host a live virtual conference. The virtual conference platform, INXPO, provides a more interactive experience for virtual viewers. There will be two live webcasts  – kickoff session from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. […]

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Free eBook Tool

Digital Wish recently released a free eBook building tool for educators. It has an intuitive drag and drop interface to simplify the creation of beautiful learning content. Users can work collaboratively and can share what they create. Check out this video for a quick “how to.” They are also sponsoring an eBook creation contest – […]

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Orchestrating Ubiquitous Technology

METAA, the CoSN chapter in Massachusetts, is planning an amazing Spring 2014 CTO Clinic. This is the Fifth Annual Conference! The full title is Orchestrating Ubiquitous Technology: Preparing for an Open Ended Future. A little long, but it reflects the complexity of EdTech leadership roles. The CTO Clinic will be held in April 10th in […]

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Balance

At our METAA CTO Clinic (April 10, planned and hosted in partnership with CoSN), our keynote speaker will be Martha Heller, author of the CIO Paradox, Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership. She came highly recommended by a few of my colleagues, but I had not yet read the book, so I am doing so […]

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