Digital Leadership

10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063 – Education Article

10 Ways Google Certification Can Support Remote Learning – SULS063 | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Jodey Smith Read Full Article

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8 Key Focus Areas for Developing a Re-Entry Plan – Education Article

The COVID19 pandemic has radically disrupted both society and education as we know it. The chances of many things going back to the way they were are slim. I can say with confidence that a mentality of TTWWADI (that’s the way we’ve always done it) will not serve many people well going forward.  Hard lessons have been learned as countries have shut down their economies.  Sacrifices have been made on an unimaginable level. Questions remain as to what the future…

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The Vital Role of Digital Leadership in Transforming Education – Education Article

Education will not be the same.  Now before you think that this is a “doom and gloom” outlook, let me elaborate.  The COVID19 pandemic has fundamentally changed our world more than we could have ever imagined. In the case of schools, there has been a dramatic shift to remote learning that has allowed all of us to reflect on where we are, but more importantly, where we want and need to be in the near future. There has been a…

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Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060 – Education Article

Leading Through Crisis and Beyond for Teachers and Educational Leaders – SULS060 | Shake Up Learning↑ This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We’ll assume you’re ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish.Accept Reject Read More Privacy & Cookies Policy This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Kasey Bell Read Full Article

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Leading in a Remote Learning World – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Leading in a Remote Learning World Leading in a Remote Learning World It goes without saying that our teachers have done an incredible job when it comes to adapting to a remote learning world.  With little to no training, they are finding ways to make it work for their kids while overcoming a myriad of challenges in the process.  You could even say that they are the true leaders in a sense as their actions are leading…

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Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning Tips for Engaging Families in Remote Learning Throughout my #remotelearning series, I have tried to provide practical ideas and strategies that can be used now.  One aspect that needs more attention, at least in my opinion, is how we can assist parents throughout this ordeal. It goes without saying that many of them are dealing with some intense challenges such as equitable access to technology, WIFI availability, finding time to…

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Navigating Your Journey to Remote Learning – Education Article

Excellent and sound advice, Eric! The three key points for me are: “Don’t put the responsibility on parents for students grades five and above. Our youngest learners will need some help and guidance, especially if their elementary schools have not been 1:1 or Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). Parents are juggling an equal amount of challenges and pressure. Asking them to take on this added responsibility will very well push some over the edge. Shy away from low-level packets and…

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Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) Assessing the Value of Interactive Whiteboards (IWB’s) Long gone are the days where the overhead projector reigned supreme in the classroom. I still vividly remember venturing to the local office supply store to get my transparencies made for my lessons. After all, who would even think about direct instruction with the assistance of notes displayed on a screen instead of writing them all out in chalk?  On second thought, I…

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The Top 10 Secrets of an Awesome Tech Coach – Education Article

HERE’S WHAT’S INCLUDED: In this FREE download, you will find tips, ideas, and resources to help you maximize your impact as a coach! CONTENTS   Secret #1: Relationships are EVERYTHING!   Secret #2: Listen More (Talk Less)   Secret #3: Plan & Organize Your Time   Secret #4: Manage Your To-Do List   Secret #5: Keep Meticulous Notes   Secret #6: Plan Meaningful Professional Development   Secret #7: Show Not Tell   Secret #8: Try Alternative PD   Secret #9:…

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A Principal’s Reflections: Top Posts of 2019 – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Top Posts of 2019 Top Posts of 2019 Well, another year of writing has passed, and it was a big one as 2019 marked ten years since I began my blogging journey. To still be churning out posts on a weekly basis is quite the accomplishment for a guy who never wrote nor intended to write for a public audience. For me, the push I needed came from Ken Royal, who, after hearing what we were doing…

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A Good Plan Requires Great Execution – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: A Good Plan Requires Great Execution A Good Plan Requires Great Execution When we think about change, more often than not, a plan is developed, implemented, and evaluated with the goal being improvement. The journey to improve is a process that requires various strategies that are aligned to a specific focus as outlined in a mission statement or vision document that describes the why. Most schools, districts, and organizations have both. The details on how to achieve…

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The Stages of Innovative Change – Education Article

Change isn’t coming as it is already on our doorstep. Granted, this has been the case for thousands of years thanks to either discoveries such as fire and cultivated crops or inventions that led to the creation of electricity, manufacturing, and expeditious travel. No organization or system in any field is impervious to this fact when one looks at a myriad of disruptive forces at play in society. In the case of education, the choice is to either adapt or…

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The Blueprint for a Great Story – Education Article

Storytelling has quickly become a vital leadership tool in the digital age, something that I have written extensively about in Digital Leadership. Social media and a variety of other technologies allow for the mash-up of text, hyperlinks, audio, images, and video to craft compelling narratives that showcase all that is great in education. The tools we now have available allow for the creation of supercharged stories that can be shared with a vast audience near and far. For these reasons,…

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Learning and Reflecting with Video – Education Article

I remember like it was yesterday when I began blogging back in 2009. To think that I would still be writing a post a week many years later is a vast understatement, coming from someone who had every excuse not to start in the first place. Trust when I say that it’s a struggle these days to either come up with new ideas or to add a unique angle to what has already been written. If it’s important to you,…

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Return on Instruction (ROI) Revisited – Education Article

The pursuit to improve never ends and nor should it. With all of the disruption we see as a result of the 4th Industrial Revolution, changes to how we educate kids have to be considered. The result has been districts, schools, and educators making a great deal of investment in an array of ideas, strategies, and solutions with the goal of improving learning for all kids. Obviously, this makes sense, and I am all for it. However, caution must be…

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Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution – Education Article

A Principal’s Reflections: Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution Education for the 4th Industrial Revolution “Don’t prepare kids for something. Prepare them for anything!” I remember a world without the Internet, smart devices, mobile phones, 3D printers, and 4K televisions sets. After all, this was the world that many of us grew up in. There was an abundance of playing outside, reading, walking around the mall, going to the movies, and talking on the phone. Sure, we had our technology…

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