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We Need to Share Better Stories about Our Schools

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Why I’m starting a Brand Storytelling Agency & Video Production Company

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I’ve spent over a decade obsessed with trying to figure out how to prepare kids for the future. It’s personal for me – I was the first person in my family to graduate from college, and it’s given me a healthy blend of cynicism and gratitude towards the education system.

I’m not using the word obsessed lightly – I’ve looked at this problem now … Read the rest

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Mobile Reach Podcast: Adam Bellow, EduClipper, 1-to-1 iPads, and the Ed Tech Challenge

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I was lucky to participate in the Mobile Reach podcast tonight (hosted by the fantastic educators Sue Gorman and David Freeburg) with fellow ISTE Outstanding Young Educators Adam Bellow (2011) and Caroline Haebig (2012). Adam talked about his transition into entrepreneurship with his app EduClipper (seriously- check it out if you haven’t yet!), Caroline talked about her work with a 1-to-1 iPad roll-out, and I talked about my work building challenge-based, blended learning professional development workshops for teachers (the … Read the rest

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How Starting a Student TV Station Saved Each of Our Students 30 Hours of Instructional Time Per Year

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I’ve been waiting to write this post. I started teaching video production in September, with the intent of broadcasting school announcements every day during lunch. It is now June- and I feel pretty comfortable saying that this class turned out to be a success. This post will go over the process I went through to create this class, what technology I used, and what roles different students held.

First, however, let’s talk about why we decided to do this. Besides … Read the rest

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