From the monthly archives:

November 2010

Supporting Web 2.0

Supporting Web 2.0 usage in your school district may seem like an insurmountable task – something Hercules would walk away from. After all, there are SO MANY Web 2.0 applications that schools could use! At, the web applications index, there are 69 pages of web applications like the one below. With over 3000 apps […]

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The Future of IT by Bob Moore

I highly recommend the recently released CoSN Compendium (available only to CoSN members). If you are not a CoSN member yet, talk to your school district and have them join. There are many member benefits that make the cost of membership a good value. The Future of Information Technology (Or, How the Next Ten Years […]

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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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Free Images

I have presented several times lately on the topic of creating visual presentations and on using the Pecha Kucha format of presenting. Pecha Kucha is a format that constrains your presentation to 20 slides, 20 seconds per slide. To learn more about Pecha Kucha, see the following resources: My Pecha Kucha Post Daniel Pink Video […]

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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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Looking Forward

I was talking to one of my colleagues (another Technology Director in Massachusetts) recently about the different levels of support for technology initiatives we have encountered over the years, especially in terms of support from the superintendent. She is working with a new superintendent who has taken a pretty strong stance on implementing technology, 21st […]

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Digital Storytelling

Digital Storytelling is using computer-based tools to tell stories. Digital stories usually have a combination of media – text, still images, video, music and narration. From Kindergarten to High School I have seen digital story projects in a kindergarten classroom that included still pictures of hand-drawn pictures and narration by the student telling the story. […]

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Recipe or Approach

People often ask me for help solving technology problems. Sometimes they can’t get the program to do exactly what they think it should do or what they want it to do. Other times, they have an idea of something that “might be possible” and want to brainstorm making it a reality. Regardless of what kind […]

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