Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Category: West Virginia

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

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

#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

Summer Reading Resources

Thanks to Julia Benincosa Legg, State E-rate Coordinator @ WVDE, for sharing these out on the WV Library/Media Specialist Listserv earlier today. Summer Reading Programs: Resources Get Ready for Summer! Ideas for Teachers to Share with Families 10 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids 7 Adventurous Program Ideas that Complement Summer Reading Those Tired Summer

Ways to “Filter” YouTube in the Classroom

YouTube is a tremendous site that offers up so much great, and sometimes not-so-great, content that can be used in the classroom. The problem is that there can be ads and links to other videos that may not be the best for the classroom. There are a few ways that you can combat this and

WVDE Spring Network Designs and TSS Workshop – Fairmont, WV – April 4 &5, 2017

On April 4 & 5, 2017, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) hosted the Spring Network Designs and TSS Workshop at the High Technology Foundation in Fairmont, WV. The agenda for the event covered some great topics from Blended Learning, Office 365, wireless network innovations, URCast, Azure & Windows Security, Meraki, Apple, and ethics

Broadband in West Virginia

West Virginia Broadband Map Anyone else see the problem here?

#WVSTC16

The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference is fast approaching. If you haven’t yet registered, there is still time. The conference runs from Tuesday July 19 through Thursday July 21 in Morgantown, WV at the Waterfront Conference Center. Personally, I will be presenting in a few sessions at the conference and would love to get some

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