Professional Development

The Most Important Thing to Know to Prevent Technology Problems During a Lecture

February 23, 2014

What’s the single most important consideration in working to ensure a successful technology-enabled presentation? Have you ever been excitedly launching into a technology empowered lecture you spent hours developing only to run head first into something that didn’t work … leaving you floundering, lost in a sea of broken “teaching with technology” dreams? You had […]

Read the full article →

Interview with Education Technology Thought Leader Terry Heick of TeachThought

February 16, 2014

Teacher, visionary, innovator, dreamer – Terry Heick shares the vision behind TeachThought and explores ideas that will push education forward. Terry Heick is the founder of Teachthought.com and a self-described “education dreamer”. Since leaving the teaching profession to focus on evolving the TeachThought website and brand, Heick has balanced efforts between “utopic opining” (as he […]

Read the full article →

Can’t Keep Up with Professional Development? Build Your Personal Learning Network (it’s Never Been Easier)!

February 11, 2014

Today’s Savvy Teachers are Putting the “Learn” in Personal Learning Networks. It should be clear to any educator, or any career-minded individual in any field for that matter, that professional development is invaluable to job advancement. Whether you’re looking to sharpen and deepen the skill set needed for your existing position, or expand your professional […]

Read the full article →

Digital Learning Day Professional Development – 12 Webinars (all Freebies!)

February 4, 2014

Wednesday, February 5th is “Digital Learning Day”. Celebrate with a Free Webinar! With the 3rd Annual Digital Learning Day upon us, its a great opportunity for educators to avail themselves of the free professional development opportunities available on this day that nationally recognizes the importance of digital learning! 4 Webinars from Blended Schools Network (10 […]

Read the full article →

10 Teaching with Technology Mistakes You Want to Avoid Making

February 2, 2014

Knowing About These can Help you Avoid Them in Your Approach to Integrating Technology in the Classroom Are you tentative about how to go about integrating technology in your classroom? Are you already doing it, but want to make sure you’re doing the right thing by your students? Teaching with technology can be fun and […]

Read the full article →

Interview with Innovative Higher Ed CIO and Thought Leader Phil Komarny (Part 2 of 2)

January 28, 2014

Seton Hill University CIO Phil Komarny: Powerful Ideas for Professional Development, Innovative Service, the Most Effective Uses of Digital Technologies in Education, and more. On Sunday we shared Part 1 of this interview with CIO Phil Komarny, learning about his formula for Mobile Strategy success, enhancements in the iPad program at the forward-thinking university, the […]

Read the full article →

20 Warning Signs That you are Falling Behind the Times with Technology as a Teacher

January 19, 2014

Worried That You’re Not in Touch with Today’s Technological Tools in the Classroom? Do some of These Describe you? Okay, so some of these are tongue-in-cheek, but some of them are quite serious. It can be challenging to be a teacher in 2014 and be technologically out-of-date. Not only will you be lost when students […]

Read the full article →

Registration is Open for the Next 4 Week Flipped Classroom Online Workshop

January 6, 2014

This 4 Week Workshop runs from Jan 18 through February 16. It will get you up and running with flipped teaching tools & techniques, and enhance your plans to use them! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER In this workshop, you will … Read about other teacher’s uses of the flipped classroom – learn what works, what […]

Read the full article →

8 Exciting Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning Approaches That Teachers are Embracing in 2014

January 5, 2014

The Future of Technology Integration in Instruction Lies in Engaging and Empowering Teaching Methods Like These. As we head into this new year I’m excited about the many instructional means and methods that educators are using technology to facilitate in 2014′s classrooms (both physical and virtual!). As the 2nd decade of the 21st century rolls […]

Read the full article →

Emerging Education Technology’s Greatest Hits of 2013 – Marking a Year of Transition

January 2, 2014

2013 saw Many Educators Move From Asking “Why Should I use Tech in the Classroom?” to “How can I use Technology Tools to Help my Students Learn?” It was my impression that 2013 bought a marked decrease in teachers questioning whether or not to integrate tech in their teaching and an increase in those who […]

Read the full article →