Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Tag: teaching

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration


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

Copying Categories from One Marking Period to Another

Linking Lesson Plans to Courses in OnCourse Connect

The 4 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make When Integrating Technology

Great article by Craig Kemp out of New Zealand.   The 4 Biggest Mistakes That Teachers Make When Integrating Technology

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

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

Rank the ISTE Standard for Students

I was tasked with responding to the following question in the cohort to obtain my certification as a Technology Integration Specialist from the West Virginia Department of Education. “Rank the ISTE Standards for Students in order of importance to you. http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-S_PDF.pdf We know that all six standards are very important, but it’s very common for

Digital Citizenship Links

Below are links to various resources on the topic of Digital Citizenship: DigitalCitizenship.net Digital Citizenship – Rights, Roles, and Responsibilities in a Digital Society Digital Literacy & Citizenship Classroom Curriculum Digital Citizenship Resource Roundup – Edutopia Digital Citizenship Understanding YouTube & Digital Citizenship BrainPop Spotlight: Digital Citizenship 10 Tests of Good Digital Citizenship – Marcia

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