We Have To Go Beyond SAMR

One mistake that I would like correct in my work as a technology integrationist, was using only SAMR when talking with teachers a couple of years ago.  I had time with teachers in my building, not a lot of time but a couple of hours, and I decided to introduce SAMR to them.  We were…

Updates to Kaizena Improve Workflow for Feedback

One of my favorite tools for leaving effective feedback for students is Kaizena.  Kaizena allows you to easily leave audio and text feedback for students in a Google Doc.  This is a free service and one that I suggest to a lot of people because we should be more focused on feedback than grades in…

Collaboration – It All Starts With Mindset

This is the first part of a series of blog posts where I will focus on collaboration.  We will start with the proper mindset to begin and then we will look at the tools and techniques we can use to improve the collaboration that takes place in, and out of, our classrooms.   Collaboration, besides…

One Size Does Not Fit All

Last year I had to replace my kitchen faucet.  I had never done this before so I did what I do a lot when faced with a problem for the first time, I do my research online which includes a lot of YouTube videos.  In most of the videos they showed the people using a…