BYOC vs. BYOD (Weighing in on the debate)

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 forms. I belive that BYOC, in an education specific context can bridge the divide around BYOD and help students more actively use technology. The reason I have chosen this article is because Bridget did a great job of taking the perspectives and backing them up...

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Schools 2.0 (or just more industrialization?)

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. Before I start my rant about the article, I feel like I must make a confession. I am not a geek parent – but I am aspiring. As it turns out, and as a Technology Director for a school of 500+ students, I am the Geek Parent of 500 youngins who are in my charge for 8 hours a day (and...

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What is Ed.Tech?

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 Open Class vs. EduBlog by WordPress Evernote vs. whatever Power School vs. can we blow them up? Atlas Rubicon vs. wooo! Schola … something and then there is Mendaley Have you ever tried to integrate Box with Dropbox, I mean, why do we need two? The list is long …...

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Evernote Project

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 found a whole slew of waste! Smartboards, in every classroom… grades 1-10… not being used. When I stated pulling rank and figuring out our systems, I immediately started changing the way that we do business in the technology office on a day-to-day basis. The first, and most...

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Final Course Reflection (Organization and Administration)

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 pitfalls you might face as a first year principal, and how will you implement the strategies learned to overcome the pitfalls? As a first year administrator, I imagine that I will be falling into a wide range of potential pitfalls! I think that is a...

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