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Digital Videos and Service Projects

Would you like your students make a video highlighting an area charity? This project will enable students to practice outreach and professional communication, copyright and citation, video editing and revision, while creating a product to share with the world. Rushton Hurley created NextVista.org, a video library and host of a “Service Via Video” contest for […]

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Tips to Transform Teaching with Technology

Consider how we use technology in the classroom. Does it provide a substitution such as taking notes online rather than taking notes on paper? Or does it create new possibilities, such as creating a classroom set of notes where all students collaborate and have access to the insights of each other in an efficient, transformed […]

Learning, By Design

Christian Long, Vice President of Cannon Design and David Jakes started their presentation “Learning, By Design,” with three declarations: 1. We believe that learning is made possible by curiosity and wonder. 2. We believe that the future of learning is waiting to be designed. 3. And we believe that searching for wonder in learning is […]

Highlights from TCEA So Far

I have been so impressed with the quality of the sessions I’ve attended at TCEA!  Some of the highlights for me so far are: Groovy Graphics in the Classroom with Lisa Johnson: This was an excellent session about ways to use graphics and comics in the classroom.  I have all sorts of ideas about easy […]

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Education vs Learning at TCEA

One of the sessions I attended at the TCEA conference today was about education, leadership and technology.  I knew it was going to be worthwhile when I walked in and found the following up on the big screen: “It begins with trust.  Digital leaders must give up control and trust students and teachers to use […]

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Apple Certified Macintosh Technician Training – Dec., 2013

Back in Mid-December I took part in an ACMT training course. This course was taught by a company called Crywolf and was hosted right in the technology office for 7 days. After taking this course I am officially an Apple Certified Macintosh Technician. What this means is I have been trained on all aspects of […]

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2013 ACMT

A couple weeks back the Apple Certified Macintosh Technician course was hosted here at BRCTC. We had instructor Joe Bisson come from Crywolf to teach us about Apple computers. This is my first certification test, and I can say it was well worth it. I got to meet new people, and had the opportunity learn […]

American Association of School Librarians National Conference

Last week I attended the American Association of School Librarians National Conference in Hartford, CT.  It was amazing to be surrounded by so many librarians and to have the opportunity to hear some of my favorite authors speak.  While the primary focus of the conference was on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, […]

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ACTEM 2013

Last Friday I attended the ACTEM Maineducation conference in Augusta.  I look forward to this conference every year and always come away inspired and rejuvenated.  This year the conference felt especially relevant as I eagerly await the arrival of student iPads at the elementary schools. ACTEM organizers always seem to do an amazing job choosing […]

TechForum Boston

On Friday I traveled down to Newton, MA. to attend TechForum Boston.  In exchange for co-facilitating a roundtable discussion entitled “The Library/Media Specialist’s Perspective on Critical Thinking, Web 2.0 Tools and More” I was given free admission to the conference.  It turned out to be an excellent deal! My favorite session of the day was […]

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