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Creating Intelligent Classrooms
by Tim Landeck
A couple years ago, prior to going for a school bond, my district completed a Facilities Master Plan. The district was successful in passing the bond and, although it was not enough money to address all the needs outlined in the master plan, the bond funds have offered a significant shot in the arm for classroom instructional technology tools. We've installed a variety of resources to better support the instructional practices in the classroom. [read more]
OER—What's this all about?
by Geoff Belleau
"A Penny saved is a penny earned"...or something like that is what my grandma used to tell me. In life, it's conventional wisdom to make your funds stretch as far a possible. Businesses get it. People eating peanut butter or ramen right before payday get it. Schools get it too. Even now, as resources are starting to flow back into schools, we're trying to stretch our funds, and one way that global education has been doing that is with Open Educational Resources. [read more]
Cyber Vigilantism and Public Shaming—A Brief Overview for School Leaders
by Susan Brooks-Young
Cyber vigilantism: "...Online actions that are oriented toward monitoring the actions of others. It refers to individuals or groups that take grassroots action, rather than work through regional or national justice systems." Techopedia
A few days after the recent bombings in Paris, I heard a radio report about a 27-year-old man who had severe shrapnel injuries caused by one of the explosions that occurred outside the Stade de France. In the confusion when he was rushed to a nearby hospital, no one noticed his passport fall to the sidewalk. It was discovered a little while later, and within 24 hours members of the media posted online messages erroneously identifying him by name as a suspected terrorist. Why? [read more]
California Department of Education
TICAL is one of California's Statewide Education Technology Services (SETS). Each project provides unique resources to help educators use technology.
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A 9 week Administrator Certification begins March 15th with a choice of a face-to-face kick off in Santa Cruz OR San Bernardino. A 9 week online course begins March 3rd for PLL with the same locations.
Interested in earning an innovative certification? We are offering two certifications this spring. Professional Learning Leader and Administrator Certification. Professional Learning Leader focuses on educators who provide professional development and are looking for ways to promote digital learning and technology. Administrator certification is geared towards educational leaders who support and drive decisions and vision in their school, district, or organization focused on digital learning.
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