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Women in EdTech Leadership

The dearth of women in EdTech leadership is a major problem. In this vlog, I talk about the lack of women in educational technology leadership despite the percentage of women in teaching positions. I talk about the need to give women equal opportunities for leadership tasks as men normally get prior to taking full time leadership roles. I also discuss the women in leadership panels that I was honored to serve on in 2019 and the hope I have that all leaders, men and women, will help address this problem.

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Unified Data Systems – Buy, Build, or Borrow

In this vlog post, I talk about the three approaches to creating unified data systems in schools: Buy, Build, or Borrow. Schools need ecosystems of data where the data moves seamlessly between each system and thereby each department. Schools can create this in one of three ways: Buy, Build, or Borrow. Buy a complete system, Build one from scratch, or Borrow several “best of breed” systems and put them together.

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I’m Not Sold on ARVR…Yet

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are sweeping schools around the world, but I am not seeing the true learning impacts with them…yet. In this vlog post, I talk about AR/VR in education and what it has done over the past several years. I talk about the potential for ARVR to impact teaching and learning and how it has not met that potential…yet.

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Jeff Bradbury – Educational Podcasting – Global Conversations

In this episode of the Global Conversations series, we talk with Jeffrey Bradbury from the TeacherCast network. Jeffrey is globally known for his work in professional podcasting and educational podcasting. We talk about the two types of podcasting with tools, tips, and tricks for putting together great podcasts for all.

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Information Technology (IT) as a Service

In the second part of this vlog series on Information Technology in schools, I discuss the role of IT as it should be: a service. IT should be a service unit to the school helping every member of the school community work towards the school’s mission of teaching students. I discuss some resources for educating the IT staff and helping them understand the needs of educators. I also talk about certification and training around IT service models.

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The 5 Roles of IT in Schools

The first of a two part series around IT in schools. IT in schools has 5 key roles: Planning, Networking, Data, Security, and Support. In this vlog post, I talk about these 5 roles of Information Technology and how they come to life in educational institutions. Information Technology is one for the 6 tenets of Educational Technology Leadership.

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Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making – ECIS 2019

Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making - ECIS 2019
Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making - ECIS 2019

[PDF] ECIS 19 – Building a Data Ecology for Data Informed Decision Making

In this session, we explore the definition and value of school data, then talk about it uses in data based decision making, data analysis, and business intelligence. The session concludes with a discussion about data system design and workflows. Presented at the ECIS Leadership Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 2019.

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Integrating Digital Citizenship Across All Subjects and Grade Levels – ECIS 2019

Integrating Digital Citizenship Across All Subjects and Grade Levels - ECIS 2019
Integrating Digital Citizenship Across All Subjects and Grade Levels - ECIS 2019

[PDF] ECIS19 – Integrating Digital Citizenship Across All Subjects and Grade Levels

In this session, we discuss integrating Digital Citizenship across subjects, grades, and year levels school-wide. We talk about leveraging Common Sense Education to certify teachers as Digital Citizenship Educators as a way of creating common language around Digital Citizenship across the school. This session was presented at the ECIS Leadership Conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 2019.

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Coding as Literacy

Coding is the literacy of the 21st century. Coming from BETT Asia 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I talk about my keynote presentation. Coding is a universal language we need to teach children of all ages. But we don’t teach it to help students learn a new language, rather to understand the essence of computational thinking. Computational thinking is the fabric of the 21st century.

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