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In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs

In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs posted on May 4

Eighteen Massachusetts teachers epitomize the dedication and hard work that Teacher Appreciation Week celebrates. These eighteen educators are enrolled in the “Teaching and Developing an Online High School Course: Fundamentals” course offered by the Office of Digital Learning. Recognizing the value of digital learning, these   …Continue Reading In celebration of teacher appreciation week: 18 MA educators taking the initiative to design and develop innovative online and blended courses tailored to meet their students’ needs

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Speed dating: How technology met professional development posted on Apr 27

Speed dating: How technology met professional development

Thanks to the Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant, we started this school year with dramatically improved Wi-Fi and over 600 new Chromebooks, 1 for each student at Lawrence School. For the pioneers in our building, this was a long-awaited dream come true. Yet for a good   …Continue Reading Speed dating: How technology met professional development

Algonquin’s awesome student tech support team posted on Apr 11

Students on the S.W.A.T. team provide various services at Algonquin such as creating tutorials and reviewing and recommending educational computer applications. I am sure I would be far less effective in my job as Instructional Technology Teacher without the help of Algonquin’s awesome student tech   …Continue Reading Algonquin’s awesome student tech support team

Five mistakes teachers make when using technology posted on Apr 6

Five mistakes teachers make when using technology

In the 2014–2015 school year, I used 22 different technology tools with my students and I made a lot of mistakes. New technology promises better student engagement and enhanced learning. But when a teacher first uses any tool in the classroom there are certain things   …Continue Reading Five mistakes teachers make when using technology

Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant galvanizes changes at R.C. Mahar posted on Mar 30

Digital Connections Partnership Schools Grant galvanizes changes at R.C. Mahar

The DCPS Grant provided the R.C. Mahar School District the capital to catalyze a lot of progress that we had planned on making as we continue to incorporate technology in our schools, classrooms, and teaching.

Rethinking ed tech by reinventing state-local partnerships posted on Mar 11

Started in 2014, the Digital Connections Partnership Schools (DCPS) grant program is a competitive, matching state grant program to bridge the digital divide that exists in some public schools across Massachusetts and strengthen twenty-first century teaching and learning. This article highlights the theme of partnership,   …Continue Reading Rethinking ed tech by reinventing state-local partnerships