Being a Connected Educator w/Derek Oldfield

https://pinecast.com/listen/ef4485b3-8483-4705-aa9e-2cff95ffbae2.mp3Derek Oldfield is the Assistant Principal/Athletic Director at Wirt County High School in Elizabeth, WV. Derek is a former classroom teacher of mathematics and a strong proponent of Personalized PD and being a Connected Educator. Derek and I discuss his journey through education and the #WVEdChat. This Episode’s Links & Info: Derek Oldfield Derek’s Blog … Continue reading “Being a Connected Educator w/Derek Oldfield”

Bullying 2.0: Kids, parents still struggle to understand realities,dangers of technology

The State Journal contacted me about this piece several months ago and wanted to discuss the idea of digital citizenship and literacy in how it relates to students and their parents. I know it is several months old, but it has some great information that parents, students, and educators should know. (Plus I’m quoted in it!) … Continue reading “Bullying 2.0: Kids, parents still struggle to understand realities,dangers of technology”

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 … Continue reading “Huntington Middle School Recognized as a Common Sense DigitalCitizenship: Certified School”

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 … Continue reading “Becoming a Mobile Learner – Travis Allen and the iSchool Initiative”

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 … Continue reading “Huntington Middle School Tweet Challenge”