21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Connecting, Nets-A, Professional Development, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

Educational Technology Lessons from Steve Jobs

A New Teacher's Classroom Walls When I first entered the classroom as an elementary school technology teacher in 1997, I was given a set of posters. As any new teacher would be, I was happy to have some posters to decorate my classroom. Would they be pictures of computers? of technology? Great! Would they be… Continue reading Educational Technology Lessons from Steve Jobs

Administration Technology Planning, Nets-A, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability

Choosing a Student Information System

In the age of information, schools truly must have a quality means of tracking, sorting and reporting on student data. A quality student information system can support student achievement thus enhancing the programs you offer. This function is offered in various forms by software designated as 'Student Information Systems'. These decisions for choosing the software… Continue reading Choosing a Student Information System

21st century teaching, Administration Technology Planning, Nets-A, Professional Development, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

What Professional Development Can Learn from Zumba

Professional Learning is a key to success in schools and in many organizations. Having recently attended my first Zumba class, I couldn't help but think that professional development can learn a little about adult learning and engagement from Zumba. In many towns and cities, the Zumba craze has caught on. What is Zumba? Zumba is… Continue reading What Professional Development Can Learn from Zumba

21st century teaching, Catholic Schools, Nets-A, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership, Uncategorized

Social Media – A Listening Tool for Leaders

    Great leadership is a practice pondered by many. I believe that one of the most essential leadership practices is the ability to listen well. Today's technology offers leaders new tools for leading and communicating. Social Media is an excellent tool for the essential leadership practice of listening. Social media allows for engagement with… Continue reading Social Media – A Listening Tool for Leaders

Nets-A, Professional Development, Stakeholders and Community, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership, Uncategorized

Communications Checklist for 21st Century School Leaders

“Communication is the real work of leadership.” Nitin Nohria As education experiences reform and change, good communication from school leaders is more important than ever. Television, film, popular media and others are frequently discussing educational trends. Add to that, the ever evolving changes in the world of technology.  It is more important than ever for… Continue reading Communications Checklist for 21st Century School Leaders

Administration Technology Planning, Nets-A, Tech Deployment and Sustainability, Tech Leadership

ISTE Take Aways for School Leaders

ISTE Conference Take-Aways Attending Conferences allow us to connect with ideas, emerging trends and often most importantly people who are energized about bringing those ideas and trends to life. They want to make a difference in the lives of the students they serve and believe that harnessing the power of today's technology and new media… Continue reading ISTE Take Aways for School Leaders