Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Tag: technology

WOW! (Podcast Thanks and Announcement)

I started the podcast here on my site as a way to share with others some of the great things going on in education in West Virginia. I didn’t expect the immediate results that I received. The number of downloads/listens has beaten my own expectations and for that I need to say thank you to

#WVSTC17 – The West Virginia Statewide Technology Conference

#WVSTC17 (Official Website | Twitter Hashtag) is coming up next month in Morgantown, WV. #WVSTC has become the go to conference for technology and education in the Mountain State. I have attended the previous three years and left with a tremendous feeling of success each time. This year I am currently slated to present two sessions.  

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

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

Ways to “Filter” YouTube in the Classroom

YouTube is a tremendous site that offers up so much great, and sometimes not-so-great, content that can be used in the classroom. The problem is that there can be ads and links to other videos that may not be the best for the classroom. There are a few ways that you can combat this and

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 understand it from a security perspective.

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

WVDE Spring Network Designs and TSS Workshop – Fairmont, WV – April 4 &5, 2017

On April 4 & 5, 2017, the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) hosted the Spring Network Designs and TSS Workshop at the High Technology Foundation in Fairmont, WV. The agenda for the event covered some great topics from Blended Learning, Office 365, wireless network innovations, URCast, Azure & Windows Security, Meraki, Apple, and ethics

Broadband in West Virginia

West Virginia Broadband Map Anyone else see the problem here?

#WVSTC16

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

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