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Thank you

Thank you

Dear Prairie Lakes principals and superintendents, Over the past six weeks, you’ve been getting to know our new tech integration team. We’ve made it a top priority to try and get into your buildings, meet you and your teachers on your turf, and start to…

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2013 Clarity Data Item 04: Filtering and blocking

2013 Clarity Data Item 04: Filtering and blocking

How often do school filters prevent access to websites needed for classes? According to the 1,100+ teachers that completed the Clarity surveys last spring, too often. In most of the participating districts, at least half of the teachers responded ‘Always‘ or ‘More than 50% of the…

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More of this, please

More of this, please

So far Paul Bogush’s class commercial (10:34) is my favorite education video that I’ve seen this year. I’m not sure which part I like better, the first two-thirds with upbeat pictures and videos or the last third with student quotes, some of which nearly bring me to…

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Portion Control: Stop Adding & Start Reducing

Portion Control: Stop Adding & Start Reducing

How many new initiatives, strategies, or programs were kicked off this year at schools? How many of these are in the educational buffet line that teachers are trying to fit on their plates? What are administrators asking teachers to pay attention to this year compared…

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Do the right work

Do the right work

24 principals in a big room on Tuesday… Do we know what ‘the right work’ is? Can we identify it and label it? Can we tell the difference between ends and means? Between desired outcomes and strategies? PLCs, Common Core, RTI, concept-based instruction, PBIS, 1:1,…

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To Post or Not to Post…

To Post or Not to Post…

Hello and welcome to my first post, ever…  No, that’s not how I want to start, too dramatic and generic. How about… I know things.  Not national security, top secret, classified things, like a Tom Clancy movie, and not enough to fill a bestselling book, or…

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How about a FedEx day?

How about a FedEx day?

FedEx Day: a 24-hour hackathon in which individuals or teams work on new ideas and new projects. Participants must work on something that’s not part of their daily work and, most importantly, they have to deliver something in 24 hours (in the words of Seth…

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