Randall Black is an educator and technology specialist from West Virginia. His time in the classroom, as a social studies teacher and a technology trainer, and as an educational technology support team member has molded his views on education. He uses this podcast as a creative outlet for him to share his own views and ideas on topics of his interest as well as educational topics and successes among other members of his PLN (professional learning network).
Teachers across the world are required each year to complete a specific number of hours of "professional" or "staff development." Many times they are all funneled into a single room where they everyone is presented with the same topic, strategy, or technology tool. This is a very over generalized way ...Read More
West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days. These days provide for students to complete assignments as part of a "Snow Packet" from home ...Read More
As the Internet has become more and more pervasive in our everyday lives educators from around the world have been looking for ways to harness this to continue their professional growth outside of the traditional professional development that their districts and schools have provided. This has led to the growth ...Read More
Microsoft's Office 365 Education is an amazing platform that provides a lot of useful features and tools to educators and students. Great tools like Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Learning Tools, Forms, Skype for Business, Sway, Outlook, and OneDrive provide a robust suite that can have an immediate impact in ...Read More
It’s the time of the year for a short break, but I also have a few announcements in regards to both the Randall Black Show and EdTech Shorts ...Read More