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What if Professional Development Wasn’t Horrible?

Too many teachers cringe at the thought of attending professional development, but what if PD wasn't horrible? What might that look like? Let's Review As a classroom teacher and recovering instructional technology coach, I consider myself uniquely qualified to assert...

Technology Integration (S01E02)

In this episode of The Progress Report, Brian and Mike talk about what technology integration in the classroom looks like and what it is NOT. Links from the Show 847creative.com/foo/ whalen.biz/ feedly.com/ micnote.audio/...

Powerball Dreams

Dr. Shellard has a simple request for you, take all of that Powerball energy and focus it on making a difference.

Should Students Really Never Use Wikipedia?

What follows is a selection from my eBook single Teaching The Research Paper. The Truth About Wikipedia Most teachers have this notion that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone and is therefore unreliable and full of made up facts. While it’s true that Wikipedia isn’t...

Instructional Technology Done Right

Increasingly, I seem to run across articles whose message is "don't use technology solely for the sake of using technology." What I see less often are examples of what well executed technology integration actually looks like. Here's one such example: Let's Peel Back...

The Progress Report Is Live

I'm happy to announce that after nearly a year of talking about doing it, my colleague, Brian Whalen, and I finally produced a podcast. We've Launched In this our first episode, Brian and I discuss what we hope to achieve by producing a podcast, we explain who we're...

5 Reasons I Participate In Twitter Discussions

Every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm CST, I participate in a discussion on Twitter with fellow business teachers from all over the country. We follow a Q1/A1 format and tag every tweet with #busedu. Most of us use Tweet Deck to follow and add to the...

What About Trust?

I love podcasts. They're like reading, but without all of the work. Podcasts Listening to podcasts like StartUp, The Fizzle Show, Serial, The Pitch, and The James Altucher Show has completely transformed the way I look at housework, exercise, and traffic. I don't...

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