Tag: techno-resiliency

Digital Distractions: Chasing after the wind?

Last evening I participated in the weekly #LuthEd Twitter chat with a number of other Lutheran educators.  The topic for the evening was “Managing Digital Distractions” moderated by Dave Black. The chat represented the clear consensus that we all are

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Changing “tech-reluctant staff”

Change is not easy in the education world.  Consider this version of the old “light bulb” joke: How many teachers does it take to change a light-bulb? Well hang on a minute! You can’t go changing a light-bulb just like

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IT skills expectations for students

I’m in the process of drafting a document on the IT expectations we will have for graduate students in our new MA in Education: Educational Technology program.  I’m tempted toward simply adopting Doug Johnson’s “6 technology skills expected of all

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Time for a new advantage

This mirrors the advice I have for my son, a freshman in architecture at a large university: Time for a new advantage. It might be your network, the connections that trust you. And it might be your expertise. But most

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7 habits of highly effective teachers who use technology,… plus a few more

Always Prepped has posted “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology”, adapted from Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Here’s the 7 habits, but you’ll want to go to the original post to read more

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A disarming distinction regarding digital tools and teachers

Digital Technology and Higher Order Skills from Ollie Bray tip thanks to Michael Walker

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Do colleges prepare future teachers to think outside the box?

This is getting at one of my soapbox themes: “techno-resiliency”. Steven Weber writes in his blog post “The Fear of Failure”: “…all students need to be problem solvers, risk takers, and have the ability to think outside the box.  Do

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Techno-resiliency

In January 2011, I made a presentation to my faculty about the need for teachers to develop the trait of “techno-resiliency”.  It was inspired by the writings of Karen Murcia and Susan McKenzie who wrote: “As problems in the use

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