Twitter in D123

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

We’re starting a focused effort in my district to get our teachers connected on Twitter. The effort is more than just getting people to superficially use social media, but rather, it’s to help our staff see how powerful the experience of connected learning can be. This isn’t new, I know. Learning happens largely through connections. […]

An Important Message

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012

Parental involvement is one of the most important influencing factors for the educational success of students (source). Last week, I had the opportunity to participate in the creation of the video above. The video was shared during a parental involvement evening at one of our elementary schools. All of the students in the school were […]

Challenging Seconds

Posted by on Dec 7, 2011

It’s been a while since we talked about photography or video work. Let’s fix that. Tonight I submitted four entries for the MontBlanc one second video contest. I’d recommend you do the same. But, that’s not the challenge. It can be if you need it to be, but I have a derivative that I’m going […]

Jumping In

Jumping In

Posted by on Dec 6, 2011

Thank you to those of you who read and/or responded to my last post. We’ve set the groundwork to start the discussion, but now it’s time to actually jump in. Which, I fear, is often the challenge with social media, ed tech, conferences, and the greater majority of exercises in education. It just sits down […]

Time to Change

Time to Change

Posted by on Dec 2, 2011

I’ve had many interesting discussions of late about technology in education. They’ve left me wondering. About technology. About education. About how the one impacts the other. And the other, the other. I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to work in a district that is now offering our students incredible access to technology in their […]