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The 6 Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership – BETT MEA 2019

BETT MEA 2019 - Being An EdTech Leader - BETT MEA 2019
BETT MEA 2019 - Being An EdTech Leader - BETT MEA 2019

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In this session, we talk about the 6 Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership – Leadership, Management, Information Technology, Learning Technology, Systemic Thinking, and Professional Learning…and Sharing. Presented at the BETT MEA Conference in Abu Dhabi, 2019.

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Using Technology to Make Global Classroom Connections – TIEOnline

Using Technology to Make Global Classroom Connections - TIEOnline

I had the pleasure of writing another article for The International Educator, a worldwide publication for international schools. My article, Using Technology to Make Global Classroom Connections, discusses tools that educators can use to make global connections to bring expertise, people, and resources into their classrooms. This article was originally published in February, 2019.

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Bridging the Communication Gap Between Schools and EdTech Companies – 21CLHK 2019

Bridging the Communication Gap Between Schools and EdTech Companies - 21CLHK 2019
Bridging the Communication Gap Between Schools and EdTech Companies - 21CLHK 2019

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In this session, we talked about the key elements and characteristics of schools and EdTech companies. We review some informal research and best practices for bridging the gap. Presented at the 21CL Conference in Hong Kong, 2019.

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Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making – 21CLHK 2019

21CLHK19 - Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making

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In this session, we explore the definition and value of school data, then talk about it uses in data based decision making, data analysis, and business intelligence. The session concludes with a discussion about data system design and workflows. Presented at the 21CL Conference in Hong Kong, 2019.

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I Want to Keep My EdTech Job

Educational Technology jobs in schools provide valuable services for teaching and learning. However, many people find that they have to justify their jobs because school leadership and, at times, teachers don’t understand what EdTech professionals do to improve schools. In this vlog post, I talk about the best approaches justifying your EdTech job and staying relevant in the school.

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How Do Leaders Support EdTech Initiatives? – TIEOnline

How Do Leaders Support EdTech Initiatives - TIEOnline
How Do Leaders Support EdTech Initiatives? - TIEOnline

I had the pleasure of writing another article for The International Educator, a worldwide publication for international schools. My article, How Do Leaders Support EdTech Initiatives?, discusses the four key methods for leaders to explicitly support EdTech initiatives. This article was originally published in December, 2018.

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Taking A Deeper Look At Learning From A Global Perspective – TeacherCast Podcast

Taking A Deeper Look At Learning From A Global Perspective - TeacherCast Live Podcast

At FETC 2019, I had the pleasure to be interviewed with Dr. Johnnie Jiao from South China Normal University and Victor Rivero from EdTechDigest for the TeacherCast Podcast with Jeff Bradbury. We talked about global educational technology issues, focusing specifically on schools in China and others outside the United States.

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Jump into Mystery Skype

Mystery Skype is a great tool for global connections for educators around the world. It allows classes to connect with other schools and experts to open up learning for all students. In this vlog post, I encourage teachers to jump into Mystery Skype and I provide tips to maximize their experience. I also talk about best practices for video conferencing and global connection planning.

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Jump into Mystery Skype

Mystery Skype is a great tool for global connections for educators around the world. It allows classes to connect with other schools and experts to open up learning for all students. In this vlog post, I encourage teachers to jump into Mystery Skype and I provide tips to maximize their experience. I also talk about best practices for video conferencing and global connection planning.

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Digital Literacy

EdTech in schools at its heart is about Digital Literacy. Being digitally literate is something that effects all elements of the education fields. We need to work toward Digitally Literate students, teachers, parents, schools, EdTech companies, classrooms, and much more. In this vlog, I talk about work I am doing around Digital Literacy in schools and how we can view being Digitally Literate across all elements of EdTech.

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