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Launch time!

I wanted to send a quick note to let you know I have accepted the position of Director of Technology for Streetsboro Schools today. I’m excited, and can’t wait to join an already strong team!

Reflections | #ISTE17

I was fortunate to attend ISTE17 this year, and especially neat, was attending with a few others from Northeast Ohio. Ken, Sean, Mike, and Sarah were all in attendance, and we met up several times for dinner, sessions, and continued the conversation online via Twitter.

Drowning does not look like drowning…

Having rescued my own two kids last year from drowning in a pool, it’s important to know what it really looks like. And guess what? It’s not the thrashing, yelling & screaming behavior we see in the movies. Drowning is often silent, with kids (or anyone) slipping quietly below the surface of the water to never again breathe.

Makerspaces | Information & Resources

“A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials.” Learn more about it, here…

The Right Direction with a Thumb Compass

If you enjoy sports like orienteering, adventure racing, or just hiking in the woods, you’ve probably used a compass. Most of us are familiar with the basic base plate compass, but many, especially in orienteering, have long since switched over to thumb compasses. Let’s take a closer look at what a thumb compass looks like, how to use it (there are a few methods!), and what some of the more popular choices are.

Suspicious Email? 5 Strategies to Protect Yourself

From time to time, suspicious email arrives in your email inbox. It doesn’t matter what email system you use, from Gmail, to Outlook, or any other tools to pickup mail – they’re all susceptible to hacking, phishing, and malicious link attacks. Here’s what to do when you get an email that looks suspicious.

Why the Signature?

You may have noticed I added my signature at the top of the website. A brand, if you will. Why?

Connecting Classrooms using Google Hangouts | Google Summit #ITIP2017

Connecting students with each other is easier than ever, and free with Google Hangouts. All you need is a Google account and a device with a webcam. Join this session to learn how we connected 4 classrooms from two districts with an international speaker, and made it all happen. We’ll discuss the planning it took, the logistics and technical requirements, and how to make the curriculum come alive!