Lisa's Blog (5)

Free Tech Assesment anyone??

Hello everyone! I've been trying to convince my boss to let me give away our new product, SimpleAssessment: Student Technology Proficiency, FREE to all districts at NECC. They think I'm crazy. I think it's a great idea.



I'm creating a report to prove to them why I think this idea is so amazing - mostly, they don't think districts would want to participate. I would love to include comments in my report about what actual tech coordinators/curriculum directors think about… Continue

Added by Lisa on June 4, 2008 at 8:04am — 1 Comment

SimpleAssessment - Finally Done!

PHEW! Finally was able to launch the new product today. Feels great - like the feeling I used to get after final exams and school was wrapping up for the year. Now I can breath...just for a minute though!



My company works with school districts across the country, and they kept asking us to make an easy assessment tool to prove that their students were technologically literate - because the NCLB Act requires this by the time students reach the 8th grade. I formed a committee of about… Continue

Added by Lisa on April 30, 2008 at 7:44am — No Comments

Online Photo Sharing for Bulletin Boards

As I have mentioned in previous posts, my father has been in education for 35 years (and about to retire!). When I talk to him about using technology in the classroom, he usually doesn't want to be bothered more than PowerPoint presentations. I always talk to him about the new widgets and things that are out...but I never make any ground. Finally, last night I got him to see use out of Online Photo Sharing. Now, at first I wanted him to use it to send his students on a field trip through…

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Added by Lisa on February 11, 2008 at 2:57pm — No Comments

Teacher Tube

Last week I attended the MECA (Mississippi Educaitonal Computing Association) conference in Jackson. I had an amazing time and got to speak with a lot of educators about using technology in the classroom. To my alarm, no one I spoke to know about Teacher Tube! I explained that it was basically an equivalent to YouTube with educational material perfect for the classroom. Of course, many of the initial reactions were "Oh I'm sure thats blocked too" or from tech coordinators "Well, I know we…

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Added by Lisa on February 4, 2008 at 10:33am — 2 Comments

Why I love technology in education...

In high school, my teachers never cared about me – they didn’t care about any of us. They didn’t care how well I performed in class. They didn’t care if I was using the best available resources. They didn’t care what I was learning or if I was being challenged. They didn’t care about my success.…

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Added by Lisa on January 22, 2008 at 3:05pm — 1 Comment

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