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Starting the New Year

So today was the first day of our faculty forum, and oh my, what a day! George Couros, a K-12 principal from Alberta, Canada and our keynote speaker, challenged us in many ways regarding educators as learners, technology, change, and what’s best for our students. But what was great was that it wasn’t a one-way… Continue reading Starting the New Year

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Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 3

Okay, so in my second Lausanne Laptop Institute post I said that I went to the conference with expectations.  Specifically, I wanted to find out how I will use the new technology we’ve been so blessed with (I consider it a blessing, others may not) to enhance my teaching practice, to increase my students’ engagement… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 3

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Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 2 – The Keynote – Jeff Utecht

I went to the Lausanne Laptop Institute with expectations. Add our badge to your site! Those expectations were met. The keynote address on Monday morning was given by Jeff Utecht, a dynamic presenter and teacher who immediately piqued my interest when he said, “We live in an always-on world…It’s not just the kids…Societal pressures expect… Continue reading Lausanne Laptop Institute – Part 2 – The Keynote – Jeff Utecht