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Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/aed29090-230c-4f3f-90f3-1bd7605f9f0f.mp3As the Internet has become more and more pervasive in our everyday lives educators from around the world have been looking for ways to harness this to continue their professional…

Anchor is BAD for Podcasting

Anchor.fm Anchor.fm is currently in their third iteration as a service (as of August 2018) and have tried to disrupt the podcast space. In late July 2018, 1 out of…

Advice for Any New TIS, Upcoming Events, and Why Am I Doing This Podcast?

https://media.blubrry.com/randallblackshow/p/pinecast.com/listen/1c6e7da0-dcf2-489d-b592-a079c447e078.mp3Today’s episode looks back at a recent blog posting of advice for new TIS candidates. I also highlight some upcoming events and talk about one of those events, #EdCampLdrOh, with…

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…

Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology

Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology https://t.co/UYOulWObGj via @eschoolnews — Anna Johansson (@Number1AnnaJo) May 8, 2017 Anna Johansson looks at 5 myths that a lot of educators have used to…

Chrome Extensions: Handy Tools or an Admin’s Biggest Nightmare?

Google Chrome is my default browser at work. I use it every day on my Windows 10 device because of it’s broader compatibility with various websites and web standards. I…

The Home Button on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is NOT Customer Repairable?

This article from iFixIt outlines the repairability of the home button on Apple’s iPhone 7 and 7 Plus.  Not a good move, in my opinion, by Apple on this, but I…

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”…

Goal Setting in the WV Teacher Evaluation System

Beginning last year, West Virginia changed the way that teachers were evaluated each year.  Gone are the days of a teacher with more than 5 years of experience not being…

Rant Against Lazy High School Teacher

A great video to illustrate how that students need something different today.  I will readily admit that I taught this way for so long, but now refuse to do it.…

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