No Excuses. Just Play. #ScratchDay

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When I stepped into MIT’s Media Lab in Cambridge this past weekend, I had no idea that I would step out with such passion and enthusiasm.  I couldn’t wait to get back to Kentucky to share every detail I soaked Continue reading No Excuses. Just Play. #ScratchDay

Meeting Up- Building Community!

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How do you sustain innovative ideas in a classroom?  As an educator, how can you find answers to questions about new technologies that you are interested in using?  How can you share instructional strategies that you are passionate about with Continue reading Meeting Up- Building Community!

Retirement Announcements! SharePoint (New Date!), and FrontPage

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Just as a reminder, two services previously supported by in-house district resources are being retired soon. SharePoint 2007 New date! We will be removing public access to our old SharePoint 2007 install June 1, 2015. The data on that system Continue reading Retirement Announcements! SharePoint (New Date!), and FrontPage

From the Editor’s Desk: A Browser is a Browser (‘cept when it ain’t)

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About HTML HTML (hyper-text markup language) is a special language for display of text and other media which has in-line commands that help a browser format stuff. Commands are enclosed in brackets (“<” and “>”), telling a browser to not Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: A Browser is a Browser (‘cept when it ain’t)

From the Editor’s Desk: Workflow and You

An old quote back from my college days is “…Lecture is a process by which the notes of the teacher get transferred to the notes of the student without passing through the brain of either.” The quote is mis-attributed to Mark Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: Workflow and You

STEM Fair – March 14

More Save the date!               Mark your calendar! 14th Annual STEM Fair Saturday, March 14, 2015 Bryan Station High School 9:00-11:00 Technology Projects and Slot Cars 8:30-1:30 Robotics Competitions 11:30 Awards Ceremony – Technology Showcases, Digital Products, and SumoBots 1:30 Awards Ceremony Continue reading STEM Fair – March 14

From the Editor’s Desk: The Case for Email

OK, hold off, this isn’t another “Get off my lawn!” editorial from an old dog who refuses to learn new tricks. I have Twitter/Facebook/Flickr/Google/Tumblr accounts, a smart phone (and, yes, I text – a lot!), and I just canceled my Continue reading From the Editor’s Desk: The Case for Email

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