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July 29, 2016

Testing On Devices Ensures Inequity

In a day and age where the public perception of teachers, schools, and school districts is tied more closely than ever to the results of state tests, we cannot afford unknown variables contributing to the final judgment.

June 11, 2016

Are Digital Devices Paralyzing Your Productivity?

As we head into summer, this is a great time to renew our commitment to finding a sense of equilibrium in this endless battle against the flow of digital information and stay present and productive in our personal and professional lives.

May 23, 2016

Educator's Guide Takes the Mystery Out of Student Data Privacy

Education technology and student data privacy can coexist in harmony, as long as educators, parents, policymakers, and students continue to share the discussion and work together.

May 08, 2016

Technology Addiction, It's Not Just For Kids

Despite the fact that it did not make the headlines, a quick look below at some of the research from the Common Sense Media study shows that the problems surrounding the constructive use of technology are just as significant for parents as they are for students.

March 18, 2016

Some Needed Perspective On EdTech Adoptions

Kohn and Greene focus on the fact that if we are looking at technology as the answer then we need to take a step back and be sure that we are asking the right questions.

January 26, 2016

What Are You Doing About Infomania and FOMO?

Do you get anxious if you are away from Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, email, or some game-based app for a short period of time? If so, you may be suffering from Infomania which is defined by the Oxford dictionary as "the compulsive desire to check or accumulate news and information, typically via mobile phone or computer."

January 15, 2016

OER Needs to Be on Your Radar

With a group of model schools committed to the Office of Ed Tech's #GoOpen Initiative, there is no doubt that more schools and districts will begin using Open Education Resources.

December 20, 2015

Social Media Shouldn't Be an Impediment for Superintendents

School district leaders have the ability to control their education narrative by using social media tools. By avoiding social media, the narrative will be controlled by others, some who may be critics with a different agenda.

December 01, 2015

An Example of Integrating Technology the Right Way

A short time ago, I was fortunate attend a local one-to-one summit at Nipmuc Regional High School in Upton, Mass. The school principal and his team shared some very concrete steps to success that are useful for any school looking to add more technological resources to support teaching and learning.

November 13, 2015

Sexting In Schools - Your School Could Be Next...

CaƱon City Superintendent of Schools George Welsh spoke openly about this issue to help inform communities across the country regarding the issue of texting. It is not a question of whether it is happening in school communities, it is a question of how much it is happening in school communities.

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