Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Empowered Learner

  In this blog post, I discuss and provide tools and ideas for the first standard for students, “Empowered Learner”. Future blog posts will include appropriate tools for the other six standards. If you would like to get some background information about the new standards, please read my previous blog post “Talking Tech: The New … Continue reading Talking Tech: The New 2016 ISTE Standards for Students: Empowered Learner

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Guide: Become a Google Certified Educator

As educators, no matter if we are teachers, teaching assistants, coaches, or administrators, we use technology every day. We send and receive eMail messages; share assignments with students or communicate with parents; schedule appointments; create presentations; create, analyze and share data; and so on. Google for Education is a leader in the field, and the … Continue reading Guide: Become a Google Certified Educator

SAMR: A Technology Integration Model

When I attended the fantastic Google Apps for Education (GAFE) summit last weekend, I assumed that all participating educators have already encountered the buzzword “SAMR” in one way or another. It was surprising to find out that many educators with at least some experience with technology were not sure what the word means. SAMR is a … Continue reading SAMR: A Technology Integration Model

Teachers vs. Instructional Designers- Some Thoughts and a Personal Reflection

Nowadays, schools do their best to appropriately use and teach technology, as a result, many job openings have surfaced, and experienced "ICT instructors" find themselves needing to match their practical experience with their credentials. This has created a flood of new teachers seeking professional development, and many higher education institutions expanding their programs to include … Continue reading Teachers vs. Instructional Designers- Some Thoughts and a Personal Reflection