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”

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 … Continue reading “Smarter Balanced Digital Library”

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. We know that all six standards are very important, but it’s very common for … Continue reading “Rank the ISTE Standard for Students”

Digital Citizenship Links

Below are links to various resources on the topic of Digital Citizenship: 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 … Continue reading “Digital Citizenship Links”

Using iMovie in the Content Classroom

Apple’s iMovie provides a tremendous tool for teachers to allow their students to express themselves and their creativity in the classroom.  There are lots of ways in which teachers can use iMovie to enhance what they are doing in their classroom. Recently I delivered a professional development session at Cabell County Schools‘ R3 Technology Institute … Continue reading “Using iMovie in the Content Classroom”