Crafting a class brand
As a teacher, I didn’t want my class to be known as “Mr. Vincent’s Fifth Grade.” Rather than making myself the focus, I set out to give my students ownership over our collective brand, says guest columnist Tony Vincent, an educator who lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and a featured speaker at DA’s FETC 2020.
7 pillars of digital leadership
Continuous reflection and learning are needed to move schools forward now. The world is changing. Jobs are changing. Expectations are changing. As such, teaching, learning and leadership must change if growth and improvement are the goals, says guest columnist Eric Sheninger, a senior fellow and thought leader with the International Center for Leadership in Education and a featured speaker at DA’s FETC 2020.
Makerspace, hackerspace or fablab? What’s in a name?
In the past decade, the terms makerspace, hackerspace and fablab have appeared on the horizon. These are new names for what people have always done—come together to fix things, make new things and learn from each other, says DA guest columnist and FETC featured speaker Sylvia Martinez, who is co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.
Increasing your EdTech footprint
More district administrators are entering the field to show how they are technologically transforming their schools and districts using ways that are unique and innovative. Since it can be intimidating, here are five quick steps to begin increasing your EdTech footprint.