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Nominate Your Favorite Tech Leader for a MACUL Award!

November 24, 2012 · No Comments · Leadership, MACUL

Each year, the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) recognizes exemplary leadership in classroom teaching with technology and building and district technology leadership. Three categories are awarded: The Outstanding Technology-Using Educator The Outstanding Technology-Using Pre-K-12 Classroom Teacher The Outstanding Technology Coordinator Do you have a colleague or staff member who stands out and […]

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Iowa, Did You Know?

August 7, 2011 · No Comments · Ed Tech, Leadership

  Another version of the highly shared “Did You Know?” video has been recently published.  It’s written to be used in Iowa, but as I watched it, I found that other states could be substituted with the same effect. The video is 7.5 minutes in length.  A facilitator’s guide and other resource materials are available […]

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On a Techie High

March 20, 2011 · No Comments · Conferences, Cool Tools, DEN, Discovery, Leadership, PD Event

The annual MACUL Conference was held this past week.  The word on the street is that the conference was the best ever.  This is good news to me, because I’m on the Board of Directors and helped plan and carry it off.      There were over 4,000 attendees and I could feel the high […]

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Are We Delivering a Fast Food Education?

June 1, 2010 · No Comments · Leadership

Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson delivered a speech for TED Talks: Ideas worth spreading.  I have watched his famous TED speech from 2006 a few times, and was anxious to hear what he has to say in 2010.   He challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, […]

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Leadership Day 2009

July 12, 2009 · No Comments · Ed Tech, Leadership

Scott McLeod has asked for bloggers to participate in “Leadership Day,” a day to reflect on digital leadership with the purpose of helping school principals, central office administrators, and superintendants become more effective to lead the effort of preparing students for the 21st century.  Specifically, how to recognize, evaluate, and facilitate effective technology usage by students […]

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Disruptive Innovation

December 4, 2008 · No Comments · Ed Tech, Leadership

I attended Michigan Virtual University’s Online Learning Symposium at MSU yesterday.  Michael Horn, one of the authors of Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns.  He was introduced by a high school student, Amanda, who is enrolled in an online class.  She spoke about how taking an online class let […]

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Beliefs about Grading

November 11, 2008 · 2 Comments · Leadership

Dennis Keeney, my district’s Technology & Data Analysis Director facilitated a presentation/discussion at a principal’s meeting.   It was eye-opening and thought provoking.  He talked about a book he recently read, by Rick Wormeli, Fair Isn’t Always Equal: Assessment and Grading in the Differentiated Classroom.  Dennis talked about the reasons we give students grades: to document student progress; to […]

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Planning for 22nd Century Learning

March 31, 2008 · 1 Comment · Ed Tech, Leadership

I spent the afternoon with a great group of folks discussing & planning steps to help administrators be the kinds of leaders required to transform our schools into 22nd century places of learning… meaning we must plan for the future.  I wish I remember who said that at the meeting, but I really like the […]

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Back from MACUL… Now what?

March 11, 2008 · 4 Comments · Leadership, PD Event

  The MACUL Conference was held in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week.  The conversations, networking, and social events helped me connect with others, and spending time with others who “get me” for three days was pretty cool. The pre-conference session with Jason Ohler on digital storytelling was a highlight, for sure.  Jason was masterful at helping everyone […]

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Cover the Material – or Teach Students to Think

February 21, 2008 · 5 Comments · Ed Tech, Leadership

The Feb 2008 issue of Educational Leadership features an article titled “Cover the Material – Or Teach Students to Think?,” written by Marion Brady.  The author questions the logic of adding “rigor” and high standards to the curriculum at the expense of teaching students to think.  The author believes that old answers rarely fit in […]

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