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 … Continue reading “Ways to “Filter” YouTube in the Classroom”

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 … Continue reading “WVDE Spring Network Designs and TSS Workshop – Fairmont, WV – April 4 &5, 2017”

#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 … Continue reading “#WVSTC16”

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┬áTravis 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 hosts Conversation Cases from Common Sense Education

Huntington Middle School is excited to be continuing the Connecting Families program from Common Sense Education. This ongoing parent engagement program encourages community conversations about our kids’ digital lives, offering parenting tips for helping our children thrive in the future. Each session will consist of several separate conversations on various topics that are of interest … Continue reading “Huntington Middle School hosts Conversation Cases from Common Sense Education”