Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Tag: HMS

Chrome: Books, Boxes, Bases, and Bits

During the current school year, Cabell County Schools has begun to implement Chromebooks into English/Language Arts (ELA) and Health classrooms. These devices have always been a bit of a “no-go” for me as a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). The main reason why is that the build quality has not been that great on most of

Copying Categories from One Marking Period to Another

How to Schedule a Resource with Schedulet at Huntington Middle School

Huntington Middle School Recognized as a Common Sense DigitalCitizenship: Certified School

Common Sense, the national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping kids and families thrive in a world of digital media and technology, has recognized Huntington Middle School (HMS) as a Common Sense Digital Citizenship: Certified School for educating its students to be safe, smart, and ethical digital citizens. Huntington Middle School has demonstrated its commitment to

Becoming a Mobile Learner – Travis Allen and the iSchool Initiative

At the upcoming WV Statewide Technology Conference, one of the featured speakers is Travis Allen. Travis helped to found the non-profit iSchool Initiative and does tremendous work on trying to help shift education so that students are learning to fit the growing needs as technology advances. In researching Travis I came across this Prezi for his

Huntington Middle School Tweet Challenge

While on the WVDE Yammer site, I came across a blog post by George Couros, shared by Derek Oldfield, called 3 Things That Have Slowed the Change Process Down in Education (And What We Can Do About It).  I’ll refrain with giving a summary of the article and let others read it themselves, but one thing

Huntington Middle School hosts Conversation Cases from Common Sense Education

Huntington Middle School is excited to be continuing the Connecting Families program from Common Sense Education. This ongoing parent engagement program encourages community conversations about our kids’ digital lives, offering parenting tips for helping our children thrive in the future. Each session will consist of several separate conversations on various topics that are of interest

Smarter Balanced Digital Library

The following is the text of an e-mail from Dr. Rhudy at WVDE regarding the Smarter Balanced Digital Library: Greetings, I would like to thank everyone who was able to attend the Feb. 10, 2015, online Lync training webinar regarding the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. If you were unable to attend, a recording of the

Huntington Middle School Implements Common Sense Education’s Connecting Families Program

  In September of 2014, Huntington Middle School (HMS), in Huntington, WV, began plans for our yearly Title I Parental Outreach programs.  Following contact with Mr. Jason Jackson, WV Education Manager for Common Sense Education, HMS chose to kick off our work for the school year with the Connecting Families Program.  Connecting Families is a

As seen on WOWK-TV 13…

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I was featured, along with several students at Huntington Middle School, on this short news piece in response to the rise of “sexting” among teens.  

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