From the monthly archives:

November 2011

For-Profit Schools

How do you feel about for-profit schools? Is your school feeling the pinch of reduced budgets? Are any of your students exiting to “attend” for-profit schools? Diane Ravitch’s 11/29 blog post (Education Week blogs) “Should Schools Be Run for Profit?” is a thought-provoking addition to the debate. One issue I have with the piece is […]

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Easy, Simple Interoperability

District Administration magazine has a new section of their magazine devoted to issues in technology leadership, and they’re calling it District CIO. It makes sense to me that more publications are recognizing the distinct role that the technology leader has in the school district. I look forward to seeing what they address in this section. […]

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Promoting Effective Digital Citizenship

I hear a lot about digital citizenship for our students, and I think we have to deal with effective digital citizenship for teachers, as well. Digital citizenship encompasses appropriate and responsible use of technology, and commonly includes topics such as communication, literacy, etiquette, rights and responsibilities, health and wellness, and security. I want to advocate […]

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Wall Quote 5

The fifth in my series of posting the quotes that I have used to decorate the walls of my office.

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Webinar Series: Making 1:1 Work for 21st Century Learning

Participate in exciting professional development on cutting edge topics without leaving your office (or your living room) – save your gas! METAA (Massachusetts Educational Technology Administrators Association) is partnering with EdTech Teacher on aseries of four webinars. Each webinar has a specific topic (see below) but the organizing theme is: Making 1:1 Work for 21st […]

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Recommended iPad Apps

Using an iPad? Here are some apps you should check out! Apple maintains a page called Education Apps at This is where I first saw History: Maps of the World, a really beautiful FREE app where you can see maps from different periods of history. Learn more about History of the World Maps at  […]

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