Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?

https://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 growth outside of the traditional professional development that their districts and schools have provided. This has led to the growth of being a connected educator. … Continue reading “Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?”

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 every 3 new podcasts submitted to Apple Podcasts was hosted on Anchor. At the same time, about 80% of all shows hosted on Anchor have … Continue reading “Anchor is BAD for Podcasting”

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

https://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 one of the organizers, Mr. Bobby Dodd, To close I share an explanation of why the show is being produced and how the Amazon Associates … Continue reading “Advice for Any New TIS, Upcoming Events, and Why Am I Doing This Podcast?”

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 … Continue reading “Advice for New Technology Integration Specialists (TISs)”

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 argue against incorporating more technology into their classroom. Each of these five were reasons that I heard in my own experiences as a teacher and … Continue reading “Debunked: 5 myths about classroom technology”

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 use several different Chrome extensions to make my job and life easier at times, but have recently had to combat them in the educational technology … Continue reading “Chrome Extensions: Handy Tools or an Admin’s Biggest Nightmare?”