Differentiating Teacher Training

I am so thankful to all of the wonderful and dynamic people who participated in the blog’s recent Diffusion of Innovations series. We’ve been able to benefit and learn from the collective experiences of teachers, trainers, IT professionals, and librarians. As a way to close the series, I would just like to . . . → Read More: Differentiating Teacher Training

Escaping the Echo Chamber

I can’t think of a better person to finish our Diffusion of Innovations than Mary-Beth Hertz. She is tremendously supportive of other educators and is one of the weekly moderators of #edchat. In addition, she helped put together Ed Camp Philly, one of the best PD experiences in recent memory. Thank you . . . → Read More: Escaping the Echo Chamber

Funds and Participation to Move Beyond the Government Policies

Dr. Milton Ramirez is a man I greatly respect.  As you will see from his post, he places a great emphasis on research. I originally started talking to @tonnet on Twitter where he is consistently among the most insightful people I know. He seems to be one of the rare people . . . → Read More: Funds and Participation to Move Beyond the Government Policies

It’s Never Too Late to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Debra Gottsled was one of the first people I connected with on Twitter. With the governor of NJ enacting so many policies that will likely hurt NJ students in the long run, it is refreshing to hear someone so forward thinking. She has been a great supporter of this blog and of . . . → Read More: It’s Never Too Late to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

How to Change the World One Teacher at a Time

Christopher Rogers, also known as @MrR0g3rs on Twitter, is a valued member of my PLN.  His blog, the http://edtechswami.com, is a great source of information. His devotion to his profession and his students is admirable and his insight on educational technology is highly valued. In fact, I took my plan for a . . . → Read More: How to Change the World One Teacher at a Time

Technology Infusion - How I See It

Chris Franze, who also goes by @franze98 on Twitter, has graciously agreed to write the third post in our Diffusion of Innovations series. The first post was written by a teacher and the second by a principal; it is only fitting that the third comes from a technology director. Chris is one . . . → Read More: Technology Infusion – How I See It

Are You a Tech Teacher or an Education Reformer?

I am honored to have Will Chamberlain be the first guest author in this series on practical ways to implement change in your school. Will is a valued member of my PLN. I look for his insight on a wide-range of topics, particularly with blogging with elementary students.

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Diffusion of Innovations

I recently wrote a guest post for Tony Baldasaro’s Transleadership blog on educational reform. I really like the idea of getting several in-depths opinions from people I respect and admire. I would like to start a series as well. One topic that has been on my mind lately: specifically, how do you . . . → Read More: Diffusion of Innovations