Sunday, February 21, 2016

Google Innovator Application

This was my innovator application video. I was not chosen this time but am hopeful for the next round coming up in March. I need to work on my teaching space to make it better this time. I have also been volunteering to present at several conferences to get my name out there. Upcoming presentations:

Google Summit in Burlington, MA on March 12-13 #gafesummit
Google App Events Conference in NYC on March 19
ISTE 2016 in Denver, CO on June 26-29

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Enabling Cloud Print for Chromebooks

What is Google Cloud Print? Watch the video below to find out.

To see if your printer is compatible, view the list on the Google Support Center.

Please view the video below to enable Cloud Print on your new Chromebook.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

District Fall Technology Report

This video was a collaboration of the Technology Instructional Leaders: Bryan Ennis (Miller-Driscoll), Jason Greasley (Cider Mill), Tim Ley (Middlebrook), Amy Korn (WHS). Our district webmaster: Skip Ploss and our library media specialists: Lori Ellis (Middlebrook) and Barbara Lyons (WHS).

How Will I Make 2015 The Best Year For My Students?

In 2015, my Associate Principal and I have proposed to our board of education a 1:1 pilot with a group of approximately 50 incoming freshman students using Chrome books. As a Business Education teacher that teaches many of our computer courses and the Technology Instructional Leader for my high school, I will play a critical role in developing and supporting the teachers and students who will be involved in the pilot. I will be teaching a course or pull-out to the students involved that will include the full immersion of Google applications including a student portfolio. In my teaching role, I also plan to continue rolling out and incorporating Google applications in all 5 different courses I will teach this spring: AP Computer Science, Computer Skills and Keyboarding, Computer Applications, Accounting 1 and 2 including the use of Google Classroom, G-class folders, Doctopus, Goobric and other add-ons. This spring and summer I will be re-designing both the Computer Applications and Computer Skills courses to fully integrate Google Drive applications.

I was the leader in bringing Google Apps to our high school four years ago and this year we launched a new district wide Google Apps domain which we are currently piloting in all of our schools. As the technology instructional leader, I will continue sharing my learning with the staff in my school to better incorporate Google applications across our curriculum since we do not have staffing dedicated to technology integration. Additionally, I will share my learning with the technology instructional leaders in our other schools after attending this event.