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Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/f5fd003f-9046-4937-a6c1-0e8034e8eb8a.mp3West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide…

Minecraft: Education Edition 1.7 Update w/Code Builder Included

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/5886d145-9d61-4e18-b2e7-e5fa6602cdb0.mp3Microsoft’s recent update to version 1.7 of the Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE) software has made it even easier for educators to incorporate the coding aspects into their Minecraft curriculum. Now…

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…

Minecraft: Education Edition

https://media.blubrry.com/edtech_shorts/p/pinecast.com/listen/41a5d9db-2bab-4bb7-a4aa-7f2dde385b8c.mp3 How do we get Minecraft: Education Edition? West Virginia If you’re an educator in West Virginia then you may be aware that in June of 2018, the West Virginia…

New Leadership for Wayne County Schools w/Todd Alexander

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/11bbfb0d-280c-45f6-94c5-39dc667d3854.mp3New Leadership for Wayne County Schools Todd Alexander (Twitter, LinkedIn) is the current superintendent of Wayne County Schools in West Virginia. He was a classroom teacher and administrator with Cabell County…

What is a Freshman Academy and Why Should my High School Have One?

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/a446f182-4226-46e1-beb4-75494cec2504.mp3Freshman Academies: Today’s episode is a look at freshman academies and the impact they can have in a high school for the betterment of, not just the students, but the…

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…

Telling your Story as an Educator w/Mat Deveaney

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/3a408659-fd16-4809-9d6c-77f765d40068.mp3On today’s episode I’m joined by Mat Deveaney (@TheMrDevizzle). Mat grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania and now teaches 8th grade math at Weir Middle School in Weirton, WV. We discuss…

No Guest Needed! Various Topics, News, and Podcasts

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/43789e91-433a-4bd5-a9d5-ab1c98a8cd01.mp3No guest needed today. I look at a few different topics and things on my mind. First is a look at Microsoft Teams and the role it can play in…

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…

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