Edcamps – Not Just For Teachers

This last weekend I attended EdcampIowa in Ankeny, IA.  This was one of the 4 (was supposed to be 5 but there was not enough interest at one site) sites across the state to make up what has to be the largest Edcamp (if you combine all of the participants).  There were some great discussions…

You Are Your Own Best PR Person

With all of the negativity in the news this week for schools across the country, I am reminded more and more of what I have heard so many great digital leaders state; that we need to be our own PR department.  There have been a lot of negative stories concerning schools and teachers that the…

Student Blogging Using Google Sites

As a GAFE school, there is a tool that is readily available that makes it easy to carry out student blogging in the classroom.  Student blogging can serve many purposes as part of the learning process, from reflective writing to posting student creations to share with others.  There are tools that make using Google Sites…

Audience of More Than 1

One key thing that can happen when students have easy access to technology is that their work can be shared with so many other people.  When we have students produce work in class that just goes to the teacher, there is an audience of 1.  If we have that same student share that piece of…