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Art Of The Push In: Helping Teachers Identify Tools When They Need Them

Teachers will not always give clear signals as to when they need help from an instructional technologist or specialist. Teachers who in the course of their busy day are learning new tech skills, teaching their lessons and managing their classroom. They aren’t going to just come out and say “can I learn that new tool …

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Hornet Card: “TIM” Matrix-The Technology Integration Matrix Tool

This Hornet Card provides the basic outline of the “TIM” Matrix for identifying different learning environments with educational technology. This is really a powerful rubric for evaluating a range of factors in k-12 technology integration.

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Instructional Technology & Digital Learning Update Andover High School Week Of August 25-28 2014

Over the course of the summer I had d the opportunity to teach ,develop new curriculum and view the transformation of a variety of classroom and library spaces for the Andover Public Schools Digital Learning Department. Summer Work I taught a Web Design & Development course at Minuteman High School for 3 weeks which enabled …

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Learn How To Grade Google Form Test & Quizzes Automatically with Flubaroo Script (sample videos to help) !

As an instructional technologist one of most interesting tools that I’ve been able to share with other teachers this year is Flubaroo which allows us to now be able to grade our Google Forms tests and quizzes automatically with the use of an additional script added to the application. This can be a great time …

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Students Leading Ed Tech Change: Drawing Inspiration From The Tech Savvy Student

In my past 8 years of teaching a variety of levels of technology fluent students in the classroom I have become exposed to the variety of different ways that students supplement their knowledge acquisition of technology skills while away from the traditional classroom. I always find it very interesting when speaking with students to discover …

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Benefits Of Creating Video Lectures & Screencasts-Andover High School Instructional Technology

In the beginning of the school year I had a teacher who is not going to be able to attend parents night but really wanted to connect with parents who came. Our solution for this problem was to have the teacher create a video lecture which contained all the major components of what he spoke …