Digital Bus – Episode 4 – Preparation

Digital Bus – Episode 4 – Preparation

Professional development at Zeeland Public Schools initial iPad training coaches willingness of teachers to be active learners and participants leadership of Principals formal professional development Coaching a way to learn from each another full-time teachers at each building paid a stipend for being a coach K-12 District Instructional Technology coach Formal learning conferences Apple Professional… Continue Reading

Digital Bus – Episode 3 – Participation Technologies

Digital Bus – Episode 3 – Participation Technologies

Our story – Zeeland Public Schools iPad 2 (Wikipedia) Why tablet? – one page graphic summary (PDF) Kevin Honeycutt Kidblogs Edmodo Digital citizenship Moodle iTunes U – Zeeland Public Schools   Thanks for listening- Please reach out and leave feedback, ask questions, suggest a topic for discussion that you would like to hear about.  Send an email… Continue Reading

Digital Bus – Episode 2 – Presentation Technologies

Intro & Recap of last week- Paths This week- Covering the Presentation Tools Presenting content is important to both teaching and learning Outfitting the classroom Steve reminisces about his teaching days. – oh Steve…. Todays tools are vastly different than they were back then Transitioning teachers to new tools is a difficult but necessary task.… Continue Reading

iPad Training for Parents – 2/19/2013

Here is an opportunity from the Ottawa Area ISD: Once again OAISD is hosting our iPads for Parents dinner and evening of exploring and learning. We will teach parents about the device and cover ways it is being used as a teaching and learning tool in schools. Registration is $25 and includes dinner. Registration and information… Continue Reading

Digital Bus – Episode 1 – Paths

Welcome and overview of Episode 1- “Paths: laying the infrastructure of a 1:1” Listener feedback Please send feedback/suggestions- email to digitalbus@zps.org Analogies of “Paths”: early construction of railroads or civil engineers building a city The infrastructure of ZPS’ 1:1 Internet- access is important Local ISD takes proactive stance in making sure all schools have adequate… Continue Reading

Flowing photos

Technology is a valuable tool in our everyday workflow.   As our learning environment shifts to support digital content our students have an advantage to function in a digital world.  For example, in a recent meeting  the architect rolled out a large paper drawing of Cityside Middle School. In typical fashion, we marked changes on… Continue Reading