Randall Black

Educator, EdTech Specialist, & Podcaster

Tag: WV Education

WV Board of Education Policies on Comment

The following policies are out for comment from the West Virginia Board of Education until 12/11/2017: POLICY 2510 – Assuring the Quality of Education: Regulations for Education Programs  Proposed Changes Comment Form POLICY 2460 – Educational Purpose and Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources, Technologies and the Internet Proposed Changes Comment Form Take the time to

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.  

Summer Reading Resources

Thanks to Julia Benincosa Legg, State E-rate Coordinator @ WVDE, for sharing these out on the WV Library/Media Specialist Listserv earlier today. Summer Reading Programs: Resources Get Ready for Summer! Ideas for Teachers to Share with Families 10 Free Summer Reading Programs for Kids 7 Adventurous Program Ideas that Complement Summer Reading Those Tired Summer

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 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

Chrome: Books, Boxes, Bases, and Bits

During the current school year, Cabell County Schools has begun to implement Chromebooks into English/Language Arts (ELA) and Health classrooms. These devices have always been a bit of a “no-go” for me as a Technology Integration Specialist (TIS). The main reason why is that the build quality has not been that great on most of

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