During my ten years as a school leader I dreaded professional development days in my district.
"When was the last time any of us had to take a standardized test in our careers? Answer = never. So why is this done to kids incessantly?"
Over the past few years my work has been aligned to digital leadership and has ultimately defined me as an educator, leader, and person.
She creates amazing art as a means to continually demonstrate her passions while learning new skills and techniques in the process.
I have seen all too often technology just get dumped on teachers and schools with no rhyme or reason.
Our education system has become so efficient in sustaining a century old model because it is easy and safe.
I was recently notified by William Jenkins that EdShelf announced it will be ceasing trading at the end of this month.
In my opinion inquiry-based learning is one of the best pedagogical techniques available to teachers.
New Milford High School teachers Jessica Groff and Joanna Westbrook created a Common Core aligned English Language Arts (ELA) task that incorporated Twitter into their unit on Julius Caesar
Using the Protosphere platform we are exploring the unique pedagogy in a virtual environment and technology as the learning environment
Many districts, schools, and administrators are convinced that social media has absolutely no place in education, even though the whole entire world using it for some reason or another.
Miss Ginter’s biology students at New Milford High School have been using Padlet as a forum to post answers to teacher-created questions, as well as student-created questions.
She asked the students to come up with different collisions and predict how the forces will compare to each other based on the collisions.
Mrs. Vicari then challenged the students to use all the elements of Visual merchandising and display to create a model of what our school store should look like.
I can honestly say that this was one of the best, most inspiring, thought-provoking student presentations I have ever seen.
The level of engagement increased dramatically with the use of QR codes and simply allowing students to utilize their cell phones in the learning process!
After they selected their charities and then began their research, students were having amazing “real world” experiences.