Category EdTech

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Teaching While Connected: My Google Glass Experiment

“Our students will be earning a living as adults in a world that MOVES”… Julie Alspach: Last year about this time, I attended the MiGoogle conference and listened to Andrew Vander Heuvel talk about his experience with Google Glass. The innovation of Google Glass inspired me to apply to be a Google Glass Explorer. At […]

Oakland Schools

ED CAMP/ED CONNECT

Ed Camps are HOT. Not in the buggy, sticky, un-air conditioned way of a Camp Tonawonda, but in the hip, trend-setting way of educators onto something really BIG… Ed Camps are collaborative learning events for teachers and administrators who are interested in sharing and/or gaining expertise on specific topics. The topics are user-generated: Ed Campers […]

Oakland Schools

High School Principal Tweets #GRAD2013

…connecting with (and SHOCKING) his graduating seniors! Forget Facebook. Teens have taken over Twitter! They have condensed their thoughts and recorded their actions into meme-like tweets of 140 characters, and have learned to live instantly and publicly via their smartphones. This is a culture. Educators are recognizing Twitter as a legitimate forum for teens (and […]

Oakland Schools

Family Engineering Night: The Next Gen Explore Careers of the Future

Oakland Schools Tech Campuses to Host 10-14 year-olds and their Parents in Lively Evenings of  Engineering Exploration Family Engineering Night is part of a county-wide initiative to help parents get their children interested in emerging technologies via an exciting evening of hands-on activities at Oakland Schools Technical Campuses. Upper-elementary and middle school students will explore […]

Judy Hauser

Judy Hauser: 21st Century Librarian @ Oakland Schools

Judy Hauser, author, database search specialist and information media consultant for Oakland Schools, was recently honored by Governor Snyder with a three year appointment to the Library of Michigan Board of Trustees. It was an unexpected honor for Judy, but one that fittingly crowns a career that veered down an unexpected cyber-path before most teachers […]

Oakland Schools

R U TEXTING while TEACHING? (Stop!…and do THIS first!)

I’d like to be able to say that I am a native, Social Media first-adopter, but I’m not nearly that cool. I jumped into Social Media about 5 years ago purely out of desperation: my oldest daughter left for college and her only known form of human communication was texting. I clearly remember my proud […]