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‘MakerEd’/’MakerSpace’ Webinar Coming to a Computer Near You! Announcement

Posted by kcaise on March 28, 2015 in curriculum, educational technology, online events, webinar |

Are you doing enough to reach your students? What if there was a way to give your students the enthusiasm about learning by allowing them to produce something tangible while using the conceptual learning tools we teach everyday.  This is where “MakerED”/ “MakerSpaces” comes in. If you have been looking for a way to jazz […]

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Does the Word ‘Technology’ or ‘Digital’ Make a Difference before the Word ‘Coach’

Posted by kcaise on March 14, 2015 in educational technology |

I was reading a blog post written by Miguel Guhlin where he posed a question to some technology coach/authors similar to: “Is it necessary to have the word ‘technology’ or ‘digital’ in front of the word ‘coach’?” In my opinion it is absolutely, completely necessary to avoid watering down the position per se and the […]

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8 Ways to Demonstrate Leadership Skills as a Technology Teacher Leader

Posted by kcaise on August 15, 2014 in blogging, educational technology, tech integration |

Scott McLeod is celebrating eight years of blogging at “Dangerously Irrelevant” (congrats Scott!) and has proclaimed today “Leadership Day 2014″ In honor of his eight year anniversary and Leadership Day 2014, I am sharing eight ways that ‘teacher leaders’ can demonstrate leadership skills that foster the use of technology in the classroom. Many administrators and […]

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Educon 2.6 and the DEN Techbook Live! Virtual Conferences

Saturday, January 25, 2014, will be filled with lots of online webinars and face to face events. First is Educon taking place in Philly. There are some fantastic presenters leading sessions and discussions and as a virtual attendee you get to chat and listen in on the sessions. Students from Chris Lehmann’s school, Science Leadership […]

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Flipped Classrooms

Posted by kcaise on January 19, 2014 in blogging, Classroom 2.0 LIVE!, educational technology |

In the educational technology world, there has been great discussion about ‘flipped classrooms’. Flipped classrooms are described as students completing homework and/or assignments in the classroom and watch the lecture/demonstration/instruction in video format at home. Most schools post to a campus’ YouTube Channel. A large majority of students learn best when things are presented in […]

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Computer Science Education Week – December 9-15, 2013

Posted by kcaise on December 5, 2013 in curriculum, educational technology, global projects |

Next week is ‘Computer Science Education Week’. Computer Science Education Week is observed each year, in recognition of the birthday of Admiral Grace Murray Hopper who was of the first computer programmers and the COBOL computer language. The Computer Science Education Week website has developed a participation kit for teachers that includes the “Hour of Code” […]

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Increased Technology Use Impacts Learning

Posted by kcaise on April 18, 2013 in blogging, educational technology, web 2.0 |

As technology use becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms around the globe, the need for professional development and enhanced infrastructures to handle additional devices comes into play. Quality professional development that helps teachers feel comfortable taking risks, try new hardware devices or software applications with students and positively impacts student achievement is essential to implementing successful […]

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Check this out if you use iPads or Mobile Devices in your Classroom!

Posted by kcaise on January 16, 2013 in Classroom 2.0 LIVE!, educational technology, Mobile Devices |

This past Saturday on Classroom 2.0 LIVE, Joe Dale from the UK, presented on using iPad apps in the classroom. We had over 112 people join us for his presentation and the hour long webinar was not long enough for him to share all the apps he wanted to and how he uses each app! […]

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To BYOD or not to BYOD?

Posted by kcaise on January 15, 2013 in conferences, educational technology, Mobile Devices, tech integration |

To take the Shakespearean phrase, I pose the question to educators and administrators, “To Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or not to BYOD?”. To alleviate the need for computer equipment and mobile devices in the classroom, I am a huge proponent for students and staff to be allowed to bring their own device and use […]

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Last Day to Nominate for the ’20 to Watch’ Recognition Program

Posted by kcaise on January 12, 2012 in blogging, educational technology |

Today is the last day to nominate an emerging ed tech leader as one of the ’20 to Watch’ recognition program honoring educators that use technology to improve K12 instruction. Do you know educators who are passionate about using technology to transform teaching and learning; who can inspire their colleagues to embrace new tools; and […]

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