Fun Stuff For Kids To Do

While many people fear what kids will do when given an iPad or other piece of tech on break, there is a lot more you can do than just sit there and consume.  While this has nothing to do with high school tech integration, many high school teachers have kids who are young and needing…

What Does Engagement Sound Like?

One of the things I love the most about being in classrooms in my role as tech integrationist is that I still get to see great examples of learning.  Those times when students are so engaged in their learning that they even forget that it is time to leave for lunch.  Those times when you…

Assisting Growth in All Levels

In the classroom I would always make sure that all levels of my students were able to show growth.  I realized early in my teaching career that you can not just focus on one level or you will lose the rest.  The same can be applied in my role as technology integrationist.  As the year…

Engagement is King!

I recently read a news article about a teacher who was using social media in their classroom to engage students.  They were using Twitter as a tool to learn and discuss various issues related to the content.  The students who were interviewed enjoyed it and the teacher commented on how student learning was improved by…