3 Chrome Extensions to Use Before the End of the School Year – from Ben Sondgeroth

3 Chrome Extensions to Use Before the End of the School Year – from...

-Follow our Instructor, Ben Sondgeroth on Twitter @Mr_Sondgeroth One of the most powerful features of Chrome OS is the integration of third-party Chrome extensions. By definition, Chrome extensions extend the power of Chrome and perform functions not built directly into the browser. When extensions are paired with excellent teaching practices, they have great power in…
5 Unique Ways to Use Google Classroom – From Mason Mason

5 Unique Ways to Use Google Classroom – From Mason Mason

This post is from EdTechTeacher Instructor Mason Mason follow him on Twitter @EdTechMason When I was a high school English teacher, we were using a proprietary learning management system (LMS) that was not user-friendly. My team and I were searching for something to replace our clunky LMS, and even though Google Classroom is not a full-fledged LMS…
“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create one-to-one classrooms. Many schools have held hope that these devices might lead to…
Getting Started with Apple’s Productivity Suite on the iPad – From Mason Mason

Getting Started with Apple’s Productivity Suite on the iPad – From Mason Mason

Leveraging the power of the iPad for teaching and learning means not only tapping into the potential of Apple’s hardware but harnessing the power of Apple’s software as well. Pages, Keynote, and Numbers comprise Apple’s productivity suite of apps that teachers and students can use to not only increase productivity but also foster creativity in…
A Conversation with John Umekubo about Design Thinking

A Conversation with John Umekubo about Design Thinking

We are excited to launch a new series of videos featuring conversations with our Summer Institute instructors. These conversations are not only a preview of the workshops, but also offer a chance to learn more about the topics. In this video, Ben Sondgeroth sits down with John Umekubo to talk Design Thinking. John and Ben…
“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create one-to-one classrooms. Many schools have held hope that these devices might lead to…
Nurture Your Innovative Teachers (or suffer the consequences) – From Tom Daccord

Nurture Your Innovative Teachers (or suffer the consequences) – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “Dysfunctional schools become even more so because thoughtful teachers avoid working with colleagues who are marching the competition.” -Linda Darling-Hammond Recently I had extended conversations with two talented, dedicated, and innovative teachers who are attempting to transform teaching at their respective…
“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create one-to-one classrooms. Many schools have held hope that these devices might lead to…
“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

“Unfreezing” Teachers: Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create one-to-one classrooms. Many schools have held hope that these devices might lead to…
“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

“But I Don’t Have Time!”- Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle and high school teachers who say they have no time to innovate because…

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