The SharePoint Migration: Progress Report and Notes

In case you hadn’t heard, our local SharePoint 2007 install is nearing the end of its life – we’ll be pulling the plug on that hardware July 1. It’s replaced by SharePoint Online, the “Sites” area of Office 365 (accessed Continue reading The SharePoint Migration: Progress Report and Notes

Gaming and Coding – a STEAM Experience

I won’t give you the whole, boring story, but a couple of us at the Office of Instructional Technology were tapped by Tina Stevenson and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Academy to provide technology-rich experiences for a Continue reading Gaming and Coding – a STEAM Experience

Tech Ready or Not, Here I Come!

Supporting instructional technology use in our district is often a complicated task. We know that teachers and principals are overwhelmed by all of the requirements that now seem to be a regular part of our profession. Whether it’s state assessments Continue reading Tech Ready or Not, Here I Come!

Wireless Comes to Downton Abbey – Season 5: Episode 2

It’s now the 1920s in the Downton Abbey series and Lord Grantham has allowed wireless into Downton Abbey. Not wireless as in “internet service” but wireless as in “radio.” Listening to the comments (and the quotes below are out of Continue reading Wireless Comes to Downton Abbey – Season 5: Episode 2

The 1 iPad Classroom

As I write this blog post, I fondly remember my very first classroom and how excited I was to have one computer.  Oh, the possibilities!  I researched and experimented and went through many trial and errors.  Believe it or not, this Continue reading The 1 iPad Classroom

The Power of Connecting: The Unconference

Let’s face it, teachers have great ideas!  Teachers are creating innovative lessons, testing out new tools and exploring ways to harness the power of 21st century devices in the classroom. We may share the new math app with a fellow educator across Continue reading The Power of Connecting: The Unconference

Using Social Media to Communicate with Parents

Time to do away with the trusty parent newsletter or phone call? Well … perhaps not yet, but the moment has come for teachers to reevaluate the means in which they communicate with parents about their children. Whether it’s as Continue reading Using Social Media to Communicate with Parents