In late 2012, an article was written by a Technology Writer named Bridget McCrea. That article was published in Campus Technology (which is geared toward Higher Education) and was designed to walk readers through the pro’s and con’s of BYOD. There is a distinct line supporters of BYOD and those that denounce BYOD in all […]
As some of you may know, I read a magazine called “Geek Parenting.” I have generally been pretty happy with the writing and material produced by the Geek Parents for my $2/month. This past month, I was a little miffed (to say the least) by one of the articles which was boldly titled Schools 2.0. […]
This past week, I received a wonderful email from a friend of mine (Dr.Z). Since he is a philosophy addict, we often have vibrant discussions about the importance of technology and education. Being obviously fed up with the technology at his fingers… this is what arrived in my inbox: Dr. V! Google Drive vs. Dropbox […]
Working with Evernote and the Moleskine team over the past couple weeks has been wonderful! First off, let me give a little backstory. After arriving at KiS Jeju, I had some cleaning to do. My predecessor, did not have, nor ever thing of implementing a Technology Vision for the KiS Jeju District. As such, I […]
It is that time again, another post to round out a course from Hopkins. This course gave you an opportunity to practice a range of leadership strategies when making decisions. It required you to think politically, orchestrate collaboration among all stakeholders, and remain steadfast in your original vision. What do you envision to be the […]
It is official, I am the Technology Administrator at the Korean International School in Jeju-do Korea. They made an offer I couldn’t refuse! Our experience will be entirely paid for by the school (save for meals and utilities) and I will also draw an American Standard salary (tax free). I will fly to Jeju in […]
Every year, the University of Norther Iowa (UNI) hosts the largest Teaching Abroad festival in North American. More than 700 educators attend the fair and compete for 1000 placements around the world – from Doha, Qatar to Mexico City. In its own way, the fair is an international feeding frenzy (or better termed a “rat-race” […]
Here I am at work on a Friday…
It is something that I am not really used to doing. Having a four day instructional week is great – and I am almost always hesitant to commit to a Friday full of work!
Today we are in Professional Development about engaging students to increase achievement. Our instructor started with a video that I actually really enjoyed (and would highly recommend watching):
After we took the time to watch this awesome video, we immediately went into quiet reading and analysis of Listening to Urban Kids. It was fascinating to talk with the other teachers and walk through what our school is teaching our students. I am fascinated by my own analysis of each situation and how that effects my perception of the school. My own learning and history of learning shapes my perceptions, and how I analyze my environment.
Entry #1: Co-Teaching- Share your thoughts about the co-teaching model? What impact does the upgrade of curriculum for the 21st century have on co-teaching? As a curriculum supervisor or leader, what challenges would you have supervising and evaluating a co-teaching team, and how might supervisors address these challenges? I actually have had the pleasure of co-teaching […]
If you know me, you know that I seldom look at the news in my everyday routine. I generally find that life is better with fewer headlines in it. Yesterday was an exception to that rule. When I woke up, I checked the local news station to see if their was a snow day (alas […]