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Jeffrey L. Hunt is an educational technologist living in suburban Chicago. When he's not learning about and implementing technology in classes, he's running or looking at the stars.

  • Moving to the Cloud

    Cloud Computing

      Schools should consider moving their networked resources to the “cloud.”  In cloud computing networked software programs and stores of data files, such as word processing, spreadsheets, and the like, exist in a data center or multiple data centers outside… Read More ›

  • Focusing Forward

    When funding shrinks in a school district, one of the first items on the list is the purchase or replacement of hardware and software. This action continues to support my hypothesis that when schools consider “technology as a tool” that they… Read More ›

  • More Online Promising Practices

    More online promising practices. In a recent posting, I outlined five promising practices for online programs.  Here are more: Teacher Communication:   Teacher communication with students must be regular and purposeful.  This can occur through email, phone calls or virtual classroom… Read More ›

  • Connections Conference 2010 Presentation and Handout

    Connections Conference 2010 Presentation by Kathy Olesen-Tracey and me. Our handout

  • Promising Practices in Online (Remote) Learning

    Online (remote) learning has several promising practices that schools can use to assure that students meet the same quality standards of traditional classes.  Below are five promising practices for adolescent learners. Quality (Rigor) — This means how well students understand… Read More ›

  • Chasing Results

    The district technology leader must understand the business of education, apply technical knowledge, be aware and ready to implement emerging technologies, and be the district-level leader a district needs. The district technology leader can be and should be a significant… Read More ›

  • “Yes, but”

    Richardson, Christensen and others continue to warn us of what’s just across the horizon. If only we could or would do something about this. Rather all we hear is “Yes, but.”

  • No curves to line up

    Looks like there’s a leadership issue with President Obama’s change in direction for NASA.  In short, let’s encourage private industry to build and launch the rockets.  Interesting view of a president who acts as if government only has the capabilities for… Read More ›

  • Puzzled

    Puzzled. That’s the recent non-verbal response from a group of experienced educators when discussing web 2.0 opportunities.  The conversation focused on the differences between threaded discussions, blogs and wikis, not the education implementation, transformation, and innovation that can occur when… Read More ›

  • online ≠ isolation

    One of the critiques of online education is that it isolates students from their peers.  In a recent posting by technologist Larry Cuban, he wrote that “Both parents and voters want schools to socialize students into community values, prepare them… Read More ›