The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Millions of iPads and Chromebooks entered American classrooms between 2012 and 2015 and often joined laptops already in place. As a result of the influx, many schools decided …

“Let’s Just Try It” is Not Leadership – From Tom Daccord

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Does the following seem familiar? “Okay, everybody, click here. Now, everybody click here. Now, everybody click here. Now, everybody read along with me. Now, everybody watch me.” Boring, …

Challenge-Based Workshops: Moving Teachers From Discomfort to Empowerment

Last week, I had the privilege of keynoting the first annual Inspired Learning Convention in Mendon-Upton, MA.  Whereas many schools and districts talk about the need for innovation, educators in Mendon-Upton use the concept of inspired learning.  As I wrote in a post on …

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “I don’t have time.” It’s teachers most frequently cited reason for not trying a new pedagogical strategy. At least it’s the reason I hear most frequently from middle …

“But I Don’t Have Time!”-  Escaping Constraints That Thwart Teacher Innovation (Part 1)

We use search engines each day to help us search for information. Our biggest hurdle is the amount of information we need to sort through to find exactly what we want.  Knowing how to effectively and efficiently search is part of being …

5 Google Search Tools and Strategies to Cut Through the Clutter

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “Few individual schools sustain random acts of innovation over time.” -Stanford researcher Linda Darling-Hammond In schools across America, administrators and teachers are making forays into innovative practices such …

Schools & Random Acts of Innovation

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. “Dysfunctional schools become even more so because thoughtful teachers avoid working with colleagues who are marching the competition.” -Linda Darling-Hammond Recently I had extended conversations with two talented, …

Nurture Your Innovative Teachers (or suffer the consequences) – From Tom Daccord

We are excited to launch a new series of videos featuring conversations with our Summer Institute instructors. These conversations are not only a preview of the workshops, but also offer a chance to learn more about the topics. In this video, Ben …

A conversation with Rosey McQuillan on Differentiation

The following post is an excerpt from EdTechTeacher CEO, Tom Daccord’s new blog: tomdaccord.com. Over the last six years schools and districts have spent millions of dollars equipping their students and faculty with iPads and Chromebooks, often in an attempt to create …

“Unfreezing” Teachers:  Why So Many Technology Initiatives Are Stagnating – From Tom Daccord

We are excited to launch a new series of videos featuring conversations with our Summer Institute instructors. These conversations are not only a preview of the workshops, but also offer a chance to learn more about the topics. In this video, Ben …

A Conversation with John Umekubo about Design Thinking

This post is from EdTechTeacher Instructor Mason Mason follow him on Twitter @EdTechMason When I was a high school English teacher, we were using a proprietary learning management system (LMS) that was not user-friendly. My team and I were searching for something to replace …

5 Unique Ways to Use Google Classroom – From Mason Mason

-Follow our Instructor, Ben Sondgeroth on Twitter @Mr_Sondgeroth One of the most powerful features of Chrome OS is the integration of third-party Chrome extensions. By definition, Chrome extensions extend the power of Chrome and perform functions not built directly into the browser. …

3 Chrome Extensions to Use Before the End of the School Year – from Ben Sondgeroth