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Digital Age Leadership Multimedia Project

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Below is my Emaze project on Digital Age Leadership. This was the first time I used Emaze and it was very user-friendly and I would highly suggest giving it a try for your next presentation or giving it to your students as an option for a multimedia project. I look forward to seeing our networks grow together as I've subscribed to each of your blogs via Feedly! I look forward to your next post/tweet :)

Being Internet Awesome?

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Photo courtesy of photosforclass.com
Copyrighting Practices

When contemplating the role of educational leaders in the arena of laws and uses of copyrights, I was reminded of Taylor Good’s blog post pertaining to the moral imperative of educators which boiled down to practicing what you preach. Educational leaders want teachers to produce engaging lessons, they should be held accountable to provide engaging professional development. Educational leaders want teachers to be internet awesome, they should be internet awesome themselves. I think this means embracing what teachers like using, for example, Twitter, and using it as a platform for communication but also provide boundaries for acceptable use. This may mean finding a balance between self-expression and potential consequences. If we expect our teachers to communicate this to our students, educational leaders are expected to communicate this to their staff and the best way is to lead by example. This could take the shape of appropri…

Innovative Teaching and Learning

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Photo Courtesy of Pexels, Photographer Bruno Scramgnon

Innovative Teaching & Learning
       By using a technology integration framework, administrators can promote a healthy integration of technology aimed at improving instruction and student achievement. This isn’t my first time reviewing the SAMR Model as I was exposed to this during my pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Classroom Technology. However, this takes on a slightly different view as I examine the model through the eyes of a (perspective) administrator. Personally, I can relate to this model. I feel a good portion of the beginning of my personal transition into a digital classroom was based on augmentation. I had a hard time working with G Suites because I was so comfortable with Microsoft Office programs like Word and Powerpoint. I was stubborn and resisted change. I could feel engagement levels being capped with the way I was using new technologies. Yes, it was neat and new for students but that wore off quickly.

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The Blog-mosphere

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Prior to looking at Connected Educational Leaders (shared with me by Lyn Hilt), I did a simple Google search for “Blog Rich Kiker.” Rich is a Google for Education Partner, among many other things and I had been inspired by his passion for technology and learning in two of his workshops that I attended. However, when surfing through the results, I stumbled upon a blog about Rich Kiker. The blog discussed meeting Rich and hearing him speak at Educon. Not exactly what I was looking for but the author’s name sounded familiar. Spike Cook? With so many resources that we’ve been exposed to over the last few weeks, who knows where I would have recognized the name but after a few clicks in the blog, I found myself reading through his 365 blog challenge and that’s when it hit me it was from Eric Sheninger’s Chapter 3 Digital Leadership.

Blogging daily? I remembered how crazy that sounded two weeks ago and still resonated as it’s been exhausting creating and mainta…