Technology

Social Media In Schools

The fourth component of emerging issues in schools is social media. It’s easy for technology directors to block all social media. Yet, it is more difficult to apply social media in the classroom. That means that students can blog, work on wikis, and use social media web sites for educational purposes. There’s every reason to use social media for learning, school communication, and community service.

Providing Bandwidth

Advertisements In the previous two postings, I described trends that are occurring in education that schools should consider:  cloud computing and personal technologies. When a school district decides to move its operations into the cloud and encourage students to take… Read More ›

Moving to the Cloud

Advertisements   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… Read More ›

Focusing Forward

Advertisements 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… Read More ›

Chasing Results

Advertisements 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… 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.”

Puzzled

Advertisements 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… Read More ›

What do I need to know?

Advertisements In my family when the males are together, the conversation topic quickly turns to football, Big Ten football, er Ohio State football.  From the great Buckeye State, that is the focus athletics.  Folks support the Reds, Indians, Bengals, Browns… Read More ›

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