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#STUVoice – 2015 East County TechFest Keynote

My daughter, a high school junior, recently keynoted an ed tech fest. Because I feel odd talking up my progeny, I’m going to copy/paste a write-up shared in her district Superintendent’s newsletter: “she shared her school experiences with technology and challenged the teachers in the theater to provide a wide array of technology-driven opportunities. She […]

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Engaged Learning Does NOT Look Like This

I came across this posting on a school’s Facebook page the other day. Am I the only one who is sad by this photo, and the accompanying caption? I don’t see a single engaged student in this photo. On the contrary, I see a lot of body language that denotes the complete opposite of engagement. […]

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SAMR Sort: Getting Teachers To See the Bigger Picture

A couple months back I attended an executive briefing about digital learning and our 1:1 initiative. During the briefing, we were led through a SAMR sorting activity. Eight different classroom projects were shared with us. We had to sort the projects in to the SAMR level we thought it best fit. We then had to […]

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