Tag Archives: Technology

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What does it take to change, grow, and/or create?

What does it take to change, grow, and/or create?

What does it take to change, grow, and/or create? Innovation is part of the answer. And then another question becomes: What are the qualities of innovation?  Jeff DeGraff says that – Innovation: is not defined by what it is; but rather what it is not happens in the future for which we have no real

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Where Progress Comes From and How We Can Create More of It

As I read the introduction to Stephen Johnson’s new book, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, 2012 I find myself thinking about the interconnectedness of today’s outcomes to the work of many in the years past.  In the process of setting up his book, Johnson retells about the story of the

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National Digital Education Perspective Webinar

State and National Perspectives on the Digital Transformation of Education: A Conversation with Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov. Bob Wise   Wednesday September 26th 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET) I received this invitation through  The Alliance for Excellent Education.  This Webinar is being sponsored by both the Alliance and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation.  Because we

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More Students Learning at Higher Levels: Leveraging Technology!

Do we want to be part of a society where education truly benefits all?  Where education can lead toward upward mobility?  Do we want more students learning at higher levels? How can we as a society dramatically increase the numbers of young people who achieve at high levels in language arts, math, science and social

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High-tech way to communicate with students

Influential leaders are effective communicators!  Knowing your audience is a basic pillar for successful communicators. When a superintendent wants to connect directly with students – it may be time to be creative. Anthony Habra is a superintendent of Rudyard Area Schools in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.  Rudyard is a district of 900 students.  Tony wanted to

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Leading the Work of Creating the Healthiest School Environments Possible

For optimal learning to transpire schools must be safe places.  As leaders we are responsible for “safety” above other missions.  How do you feel about being responsible for school safety as it relates to bullying and specifically – cyber-bullying? Let’s think about what schools can do to be intentional about being environments safe from bullying.

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EACH Student a Learner!!!

When I see young people – I see potential! Currently there are too many students that are left behind.  Dropouts, underachievers, and minimal learners are all too common. The current system for educating society’s youth is broken: Broken if we agree that there is student potential that is not being tapped.  Yet, there are those

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A Tale of Two Schools

  The Washington Post recently ran a comprehensive article on two area schools with vastly different approaches to education. The Flint Hill school is a technology mecca, with students being immersed in tablet computers and ultrabooks. This is, of course, completely intentional since teachers view these types of technology as important to making lessons more interactive

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