From the monthly archives:

May 2011

Say Yes

As a school CTO, it is almost always safer and easier to say, “no.” A small no can fly under the radar much more easily than a big YES. The big yes can be, “Yes! Let’s explore that new, untried social networking site to communicate with students.” The quiet no would be, “No, sorry, that’s […]

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Social Media – Resources for Educators

Here are a couple of resources about social media – in education, in our students’ lives, in our schools. Thank you to Max Weinstein formerly of Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, President and Executive Director of StopBadware.Org, for bringing these to my attention. The first resource is a guide for educators about […]

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The F-Word

Why is it that so many educators have yet to really embrace leveraging the online world for teaching and learning? I think the f-word is an obstacle for many – FEAR. Change can be daunting; it can be fear-inducing. But less so if you consider yourself (and others) to be works-in-progress, examples of the growth […]

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YouTube EDU

Google’s recent teacher newsletter had two items that I decided to investigate further. The first is a google doc slide show: Google Apps in Classrooms and Schools, 32 Ways to Use Google Apps in 50 Minutes. I didn’t learn any new application of Google Apps for the classroom, but I do think I could share […]

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Who Inspires You?

I’m always pleasantly surprised when I get the Fablevision newsletter. I enjoy reading it and the free poster is always a joyful celebration of creativity. This issue’s poster is “Who Inspires You?” – nice question for educators to ask their students, but also for us to ask each other. Here’s a link to the poster […]

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CTO Clinic Welcome Address

On May 5th we (METAA and CoSN) held our second annual Massachusetts CTO Clinic. It is a professional development day designed for school technology leaders. It was a very successful conference and I heard lots of positive comments about the sessions, the keynote speaker, and even the location. I am sharing my welcome remarks here […]

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