Administrative Solutions

How can Higher Education Continue to Find This Acceptable Teaching Practice?

October 16, 2014

Why is it Okay to Populate Undergraduate Classes With Instructors who Really Aren’t There to Teach Well? Okay, so I’m probably going to ruffle a few feathers here, but this is really just so frustrating. I wonder how other educators feel about this? My son attends a widely respected, highly ranked public New York State […]

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iPad Workflow in the Elementary Classroom – 6 Techniques and Tips

October 2, 2014

Kellie Chaney teaches Spanish and Technology at Franklin Academy where she manages an iPad cart in her classroom and assists teachers in utilizing two shared carts. Prior to teaching K-2, Kellie taught high school Spanish and English as a Second Language for several years where she was able to use a class set of iPod […]

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One Teacher on a Mission to Change his School by Enabling Teachers with Technology

September 2, 2014

Managing Your Assignments, Students, and Activities with Ease with ClassOwl I couldn’t help but appreciate teacher John Balash’s enthusiasm for ClassOwl. As we start a new school year, this is the kind of upbeat go-get-‘em attitude (and a good tool!) that can inspire us to try new things and continuously improve how we interact with […]

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The Importance of Change Management in Facilitating Instructional Technology Adoption

August 31, 2014

While Technology Continues to Evolve, the “Concerns Based Adoption Model” Remains as Relevant Today as it was in 1987 I recently read a great article about supporting technology integration in schools by Dr. Salvatore Corda. Corda is a Board Member at The College of Westchester and an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership […]

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Chronicle – Teacher’s iPad App Simplifies the Management of Assessments

August 12, 2014

Revisiting a Highly Rated Assessment Tool for the iOS Platform There are so many excellent assessment tools now available to educators. How does a teacher begin to manage them all? Student Response Systems, free poll and survey tools, digital quiz tools … the purpose of these assessment tools, as well as more traditional ways of […]

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Connecting Parents to Their Children’s Teachers and Schools With Living Tree

June 17, 2014

Raising the Pride: Merging Education & Technology With The Heart Of A Lion! If you ever doubted the power “parent involvement” plays in impacting students’ own academic commitment, watch this awe-inspiring performance presented by Daniel Hand High School’s show choir “VIBE”: Ranked amongst the top twenty-five show choirs in the nation, the students participating in […]

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Remind101 – A Free Tool for Text Messaging Students and Parents

June 15, 2014

3 Minute Teaching With Tech Tip Video Shows how Easy it is to Text Message or Email Groups of Opted-In Students and Parents With Remind101 A couple of months ago I wrote a post about the powerful possibility of teachers and administrators being able to communicate with students using text messaging programmatically (that is, without […]

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Understanding how Big Data can Help Improve Teaching, With 2 Examples

June 12, 2014

We’ve Been Hearing a lot About Big Data Lately, but What Does it Mean for Educators? Wikipedia defines Big Data as, “a blanket term for any collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications.” Okay, that’s nice. But how […]

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10 Proactive Steps for Schools to Limit Student Issues With Social Media

June 8, 2014

Educators and Parents are Faced With More Social Media Based Issues With Their Young Students Every Year. A Proactive Stance can Help. Recently I attended an orientation session for my daughter, in preparation for her entering 6th grade next year. During the session, the teachers did a great job of raising awareness of the growing […]

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It’s 2014 – Can You (Systematically) Text Your Students?

April 13, 2014

Teachers and Administrators Should be Able to Communicate with Students Using Text Messaging (but NOT With Their own Phones). Not too long ago, a teacher said to me, “Why can’t we text our students? That’s how they communicate”. That stuck with me. Texting turned 20 years old in 2012 (wow!). According to ChaCha, way back […]

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