Tag Archives: Ed Tech

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Prepared to be Wow-ed!

Prepared to be Wow-ed!

Several videos on YouTube have made the rounds recently as they have addressed perceived issues within our current educational system as it relates to the world around us. I received another video today that both challenged and “wow-ed” me as an educator. I believe that you will also be moved by both the message and the method

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Tech Overload?!?!

At our monthly technology committee meeting today, there was a theme that resounded among everyone present: we just might be experiencing technology overload! I have to admit that I did not fully believe that this could happen, because I love my technology. I am a Media Specialist, for Pete’s sake! Suddenly, however, it seems like

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Calling all Michigan STAR's!!

Be it know that this is a semi-formal call out for any and all Michigan STAR’s to be a guest blogger on this site. You’ve read us. Now it’s your turn. Do you have a topic of great importance (or not that important)? Do you have a great idea to share? A best practice? Just

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Ride the Wave… or Crash and Burn?

Getting ready for the new school year has taken a gradual shift for me. When I think back, I remember the early years where I needed a key to the building, to my classroom, and to the copy room. In my classroom, I dusted off and sorted through teachers’ editions, professional journals, and various handbooks

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Updated My DE

Next time you log in, you’ll notice that My DE has a fresh new look and design, streamlined content and exciting new customization capabilities. Design your own landing page by utilizing the new Drag and Drop feature, which allows you to arrange your content so it suits your needs and gives you immediate access to what

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Michigan's LearnPort

As many educators do I am taking a couple of continuing education courses this summer. These just happen to be all on-line and self paced. As I like to share good stuff, I share the Michigan LearnPort site. I am amazed at how many of my fellow educators don’t know about the site. It is

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First Impressions of Windows 7

I’ve seen the ads, I’ve read the reviews, and I couldn’t wait to get a copy of Windows 7 to see how it worked for myself.  Admitedly, I was nervous about upgrading my computer (from Vista), worried that something would go wrong and I’d no longer be able to connect to my home wireless network,

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