This is a place for me to share some of my work. On this site you will find many examples of micro lessons. Many of them will take the form of 1 to 10 minutes video clips or short to the point articles. I believe that micro lessons could be a powerful tool that we can use with students. I hope that you enjoy this Blog site. This site will discuss educational technology as a tool for student learning. Site Publisher Fred Sharpsteen
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Monday, June 18, 2012
Quote ~ - Jon Castelhano, CIO Advisor Technology Chanage
Every week a new shiny device is released and it can become distracting from the
educational goals of a district, unless the focus is on good teaching and not
the device. Take the time to collaborate and create a foundational plan that
will guide good teaching practices that support the learning goals.
Jon Castelhano, CIO Advisor
I believe that the quote just helps to remind me of what I
always have to keep in mind when making these decisions.
We can’t stay stagnant and we always need to be evaluating
what we are doing within the continually improving process and the trends of
the educational world around us. I also believe that we have to keep this in
balance from getting caught up in the hype and sales spin of marketing. Further
more if we don’t evaluate these trends and the moving ahead with educational
systems changes. We stand to fall behind our peers in education of our
students. To accomplish balance, I believe that it means making sure that the
changes are based in solid research and known best management practice. Also in
taking the time to collaborate with the team members, create buy in from the
group and establish it as part of the learning culture.
I am in no way saying that we in education don't follow some or all these
philosophy, it is just easy if we don't keep it in mind to skip this when
implementing some new educational widget. Also if we don’t take the time to-do
this with for thought in mind, we will be using valuable resources. These resources
could be needed somewhere else within the organization and reduced the
education outcome of our children.