Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Category: Education

As Heard on Educational Podcasting Today…

Minecraft: Education Edition Boot Camp

I have been contracted with the West Virginia Department of Education to help assist in the usage of Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) with educators in West Virginia. On January 19, 2019 I will be holding the first schedule M:EE Boot Camp event at the Spring Valley High School Career Technology Center. The event is FREE

Spring Valley High School has Launched a Podcast

I recently began a new job at Spring Valley High School in Huntington, WV as the Technology Systems Operator. One of the duties associated with this job is maintaining the school’s website. As part of that, I have worked with one of the assistant principals to launch the first official podcast of a public school

As Heard on The Planning Period Podcast…

I had a great opportunity to record with Brad Shreffler (Twitter, Website) of The Planning Period Podcast. Brad and I took part in a MADPD session hosted by Shane Lawrence (Twitter, Podcast) and connected to speak for his podcast. On this episode we discuss “the value of reaching across the silos of our roles and

WV Board of Education Policies on Comment

The following policies are out for comment from the West Virginia Board of Education until 12/11/2017: POLICY 2510 – Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs  Proposed Changes Comment Form POLICY 2460 – Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet Proposed Changes Comment Form Take the time to

Putnam County Schools Desktop Wallpapers

Feel free to download and use any of these wallpapers for your own computers. They are 1920 x 1080 in resolution. This is the current wallpaper for elementary students and Windows 10 lock screen for all student Windows 10 machines. Putnam County Schools Lock Screen & Wallpaper Below are the desktop wallpapers currently used for

#EdCampLdrOH – My FIRST EdCamp Experience

On June 30, 2017, I had the opportunity to attend my first #EdCamp event in #EdCampLdrOH at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, OH. I came out of this event knowing that I had made the best decision in attending. Below are links to the “Big Board” of sessions held at this event and a

#EdCampLdrOh – June 30, 2017

Upcoming on June 30, 2017 is EdCamp Leadership Ohio. The event is taking place at Gahanna Lincoln High School in Gahanna, OH (just outside of Columbus). If you would like to attend, you can register here.   EdCampLdrOH on Twitter   Follow #EdCampLdrOH on Twitter

#WVSTC17 – The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference

#WVSTC17 (Official Website¬†|¬†Twitter Hashtag) is coming up next month in Morgantown, WV. #WVSTC has become the go to conference for technology and education in the Mountain State. I have attended the previous three years and left with a tremendous feeling of success each time. This year I am currently slated to present two sessions.  

Advice for New Technology Integration Specialists (TISs)

After a quick exchange with a colleague on Twitter, I thought I would share my advice for anyone taking on a role as a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). The Three Types of Teachers Prepare for, what I call, the three types of teachers in regards to technology. I wrote about this previously in a reflection

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