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Monthly Archives: April 2016

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