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Technology Integration (S01E02)

In this episode of The Progress Report, Brian and Mike talk about what technology integration in the classroom looks like and what it is NOT. Links from the Show mmacfadden.com/ whalen.biz/ feedly.com/ micnote.audio/...

Powerball Dreams

Dr. Shellard has a simple request for you, take all of that Powerball energy and focus it on making a difference.

Should Students Really Never Use Wikipedia?

Should Students Really Never Use Wikipedia?

What follows is a selection from my eBook single Teaching The Research Paper. The Truth About Wikipedia Most teachers have this notion that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone and is therefore unreliable and full of made up facts. While it’s true that Wikipedia isn’t...

Instructional Technology Done Right

Instructional Technology Done Right

Increasingly, I seem to run across articles whose message is "don't use technology solely for the sake of using technology." What I see less often are examples of what well executed technology integration actually looks like. Here's one such example: Let's Peel Back...

The Progress Report Is Live

I'm happy to announce that after nearly a year of talking about doing it, my colleague, Brian Whalen, and I finally produced a podcast. We've Launched In this our first episode, Brian and I discuss what we hope to achieve by producing a podcast, we explain who we're...

5 Reasons I Participate In Twitter Discussions

5 Reasons I Participate In Twitter Discussions

Every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm CST, I participate in a discussion on Twitter with fellow business teachers from all over the country. We follow a Q1/A1 format and tag every tweet with #busedu. Most of us use Tweet Deck to follow and add to the...

Google Font Pairings

Google Font Pairings

Comic Sans is probably used more heavily in the field of education than anywhere else. I consider this a problem. What's wrong with Comic Sans? There are two camps - those who use Comic Sans regularly and those who disdain it. I fall into the latter camp. I do...

WordPress with Code Anywhere

WordPress with Code Anywhere

It used to be a real pain to teach students WordPress development, but that is changing. Code Anywhere CodeAnywhere.com has completely changed the way I teach HTML and CSS. My students have access to a professional grade, syntax highlighting text editor that is...

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