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Why most teachers don’t know what they don’t know.

Why most teachers don’t know what they don’t know. | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Most professions have professional journals. Professional journals have long been the method by which innovations to professions have been introduced. Lengthy articles explaining the: who, what, wh...
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The Technology Correction and Section 230 Liability Protection

The Technology Correction and Section 230 Liability Protection | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
“The Technology Correction” is something Jason Neiffer (@techsaavyteach) and I talk about frequently on our weekly webshow and podcast, “The EdTech Situation Room” (@edtechS…
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More YouTube Restriction Options for Schools

More YouTube Restriction Options for Schools | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
YouTube is a phenomenal platform for learning and sharing, and should be available for both students and teachers to use in schools worldwide. Unfortunately, however, in addition to hosting inspiri…
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Blurry Bitmoji? Upscale It! —

Blurry Bitmoji? Upscale It! — | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Educators are using Bitmojis to make personalized cartoon characters. The thing is, Bitmojis are low resolution and look fuzzy when enlarged. Upscaling is a magical process that can convert a Bitmoji to high definition by increasing the number of pixels and adding details.
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5 Ways We Can Influence Meaningful Change in Education –

5 Ways We Can Influence Meaningful Change in Education – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Now and then, a post that I wrote years ago is tweeted my way, and it is a chance to look back at what I used to share and evaluate my thinking today.  The one that was recently shared with me was …
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What I Learned About Education by Losing 100 Pounds –

What I Learned About Education by Losing 100 Pounds – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
As of my last recorded weigh-in, I have officially crossed the 100 pounds lost plateau since August 2020.  I am pretty proud that I have got to this point, but I am also excited for continued growt…
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Beware of Hacked Minecraft Software (and phishing emails)

Beware of Hacked Minecraft Software (and phishing emails) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite parts of our 5th and 6th grade media literacy classes each day is the start of each lesson, when we (usually) watch and discuss a variety of “Wonder Links.” I used to…
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Lesson Ideas and Tips for Language Teachers using Scratch, Minecraft and more!

Lesson Ideas and Tips for Language Teachers using Scratch, Minecraft and more! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago, I had a wonderful opportunity to share a Saturday morning Zoom webinar (for me in Oklahoma) with language teachers in the United Kingdom, as part of a webinar series hosted by the …
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A Fear of Success and the Elevation of Others –

A Fear of Success and the Elevation of Others – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
A teacher recently reached out to me and shared her frustration of being “held back” by her own school administration for pursuing a new idea that she believed would be beneficial to st…
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Using Past Failures as Learning Toward Future Success –

Using Past Failures as Learning Toward Future Success – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, I have really focused a lot more on learning and all of the places that it happens, both in and out of schools.  My own health journey has been quite the learning process w…
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Innovation and Vinyl Records –

Innovation and Vinyl Records – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
As I sit in my office, thinking about my blog post for the week, I’m listening to an album on my record player.  It is probably not an artist you have heard of (Hayden), but he is one of my f…
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3 Questions to Ask Your Community as a School Administrator –

3 Questions to Ask Your Community as a School Administrator – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
I received this question from a new principal:   “What are your thoughts on asking the right questions of middle school kids in what they want in their next principal? How do I extract the in…
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Podcast476: The Power of Choice by Claude Larson

Podcast476: The Power of Choice by Claude Larson | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to a special Spring Break episode of Moving at the Speed of Creativity, for March 16, 2021! This podcast episode features an interview with Claude Larson, the author of “The Power of …
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The Importance of Reflection and Connection Time for Professional Learning –

The Importance of Reflection and Connection Time for Professional Learning – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
I was recently asked the following question about professional learning being delivered through online spaces:   Do you think that educators are becoming so comfortable with online professiona…
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Import Class Schedule Into Google Calendar

Import Class Schedule Into Google Calendar | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
We use the Blackbaud student information system (SIS) at our school, and it provides “subscribable” web calendars we can view in Google Calendar. However, for my own purposes (using the…
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When We Disagree on Facts

When We Disagree on Facts | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a vignette from this morning that highlights  the challenging disconnect in “understanding basic facts” which we face today in our society and culture. I went into the VA clinic this morning…
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Podcast477: Remembering Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane in Deadwood, South Dakota

Podcast477: Remembering Wild Bill Hickock and Calamity Jane in Deadwood, South Dakota | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Welcome to a special episode of “Moving at the Speed of Creativity,” recorded from the Mt Moriah cemetery in Deadwood, South Dakota on June 26, 2021. Members of our family went on the &…
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Create It to Believe It –

Create It to Believe It – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
It was great to chat with Dr. Catlin Tucker on her podcast titled “The Balance.” I have always enjoyed her blog, and we have recently published her latest book with Katie Novak, “…
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Rest is Essential to Growth –

Rest is Essential to Growth – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Three years ago, I wrote a post titled “3 Reminders for the End of the School Year.”  Here are the reminders I shared in that original post and some thoughts that I wanted to share afte…
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Resources for Educations Interviews and 6 Things to Consider During the Process –

Resources for Educations Interviews and 6 Things to Consider During the Process – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Many educators are now about to apply for new positions in the field or are already deep into the hiring process.  I receive many questions about applying for jobs, as well as conducting the proces…
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Learning from the Inspiration of Others and Yourself –

Learning from the Inspiration of Others and Yourself – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
In my last post titled, “A Fear of Success and the Elevation of Others,” I wrote the following:   Education is about elevation. Not only of our students but of one another.  Everyt…
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Checking Out vs Checking In –

Checking Out vs Checking In – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
  Just some stuff I am thinking about as I write out my ideas…   As much as I love learning and growing in education, I have tried to step back a bit in writing, blogging, podcastin…
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Recognizing Our Own Strengths and the Gifts of Others –

Recognizing Our Own Strengths and the Gifts of Others – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
As I write this, it is my birthday (April 12), and I was thinking about something that I heard while working out this morning.       I thought a lot about this quote. On the one hand, it …
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Small Acts of Kindness Over Time –

Small Acts of Kindness Over Time – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
My dad passed away eight years ago this past week.  I think about him all of the time, and although it is tough to think he never met my kids, it warms my heart that I see him in my children every …
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What are the “basics” in education today? –

What are the “basics” in education today? – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Some things I have been thinking about and questions I have been pondering.   1. When we talk about “learning” are we talking about the ability to do well in school or the ability …
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Beyond “Voice” to Contribution –

Beyond “Voice” to Contribution – | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.” Mother Teresa     I was having an intriguing conversation…
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