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20 Things I Learned About Browsers and the Web

Google has created this really charming picture book, 20 Things I Learned about Browsers and the Web. The book explains, in a very accessible way, things like browser plug-ins, extensions, IP addresses and DNS. Google provides nice explanations of concepts like cloud computing and web apps. You will want to share this e-book with your […]

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Email 101

Here is another Pecha Kucha style presentation I created. This slide deck is useful when teaching about managing email and using email well. Email 101 View more presentations from Jean Tower. I got the inspiration for creating an Email 101 Pecha Kucha from Bailey Mitchell, a colleague from Forsyth County, Georgia. He shared a presentation […]

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Pecha Kucha Resources

Daniel Pink Video Pecha Kucha Organization There are many examples provided at this site. Wikipedia Article Wikipedia provides a nice starting point for research about a topic. Wired Magazine Article This article is good background. Slideshare presentation This presentation is worth watching through to the end. You will learn what is wrong with most presentations […]

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Build a PD Initiative on Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha Pecha Kucha (pronounce: pechachka) is a presentation format that limits the presenter to 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide, making the entire presentation 6 minutes and 40 seconds. Some of the key characteristics of a Pecha Kucha are that they are: Concise Brief Focused Very Visual Pecha Kucha enforces a discipline. It requires […]

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Microsoft Education Resources

During the MassCUE conference, Annamaria Schrimpf, MassCUE President, and I (as METAA president) met with Microsoft representatives Richard Grady and Eric Robertson to discuss software licensing options and ways that Microsoft might improve their outreach to schools in Massachusetts. Microsoft is developing a licensing program for schools that will be based on staff numbers rather […]

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Pecha Kucha Breakout Session

Annamaria Schrimpf and I presented at the MassCUE M.A.S.S. Conference on Wednesday. Our topic was using the presentation format of Pecha Kucha to keep professional development on the agenda. Pecha Kuchas take less than 7 minutes to deliver (20 slides – 20 seconds per slide), so it can fit into grade level meetings, department meetings, […]

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Chris Matthews at MassCUE

At the MassCUE and M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference today we heard Chris Matthews of Hardball. It was an interesting keynote speech, full of personal anecdotes from his long and fascinating career, and some advice for our students. The scheduled keynote presenter was Rachel Maddow, who had to cancel at the last minute for an important […]

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iPad for Administrators

MESPA (Massachusetts Elementary School Principals’ Association) is offering a workshop, iPad for Administrators. The description reads: “Find out first-hand why Apple’s new iPad is a must for all school administrators! Be among the first to discover how the iPad impacts the busy life of an administrator as well as the classroom, whether it’s handling the […]

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Learn about Deploying Google Apps

Registration is now open for the MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference. REGISTER I hear from so many that they are thinking about deploying Google Apps in their schools. If you want to hear more from people who have already taken the plunge, here are two sessions that will be of interest to you. […]

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Registration is now open for the MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference

Registration is now open for the MassCUE & M.A.S.S. Annual Technology Conference.   I’m looking forward to this. REGISTER As promised, here is another session description. Adobe Classroom Suite – PreConference Discover new ways to engage students in learning using Adobe Digital School Collection software across the curriculum Today’s technology provides educators with highly effective […]

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