What’s all this about?
The goal of this blog is to share with you my experiences in the world of Educational Technology, aka “EdTech.” There is so much going on in edtech that it can be overwhelming and can leave even the best educators confused and frustrated. I’m here to make sense of it all! Heck, I’m rethinking of the word “technology” in “educational technology.” Maybe, its just all about being INNOVATIVE in our learning.
So, who am I?
I have a beautiful and caring wife and a father of two amazing young boys in the amazing city of San Francisco. Currently, I am an Educational Innovation Coordinator (see, no “technology” in there!) at an independent school and have been here for 15 years. Back in the day, I was called a “computer teacher” where I taught our students how to use Powerpoint, Kidpix, Hyperstudio etc. Today, that has all changed. We are a 1-to-1 device (iPad/MacBook) school that is focused on leveraging the best and proven technologies in the classroom to empower our students with the best learning experiences and environment possible.
What’s does it all mean?
I facilitate and guide teachers, students and staff on attaining effective and meaningful innovation skills they will need for the future, a future we aren’t even sure of. What we do know is that our students need to be creative, agile and have perseverance to take on the future. The paradigm shift happening in the world of education that I’m very active in are: design thinking, coding, robotics/electronics, collaboration, project/problem/community-based learning, flexible learning spaces, digital citizenship, blended learning and more.
Thank you for taking the time to read about me, and I hope to see you around as I share my experiences with real life examples and recommendations in the world of edtech. I encourage you to share with me any honest comments, thoughts or ideas that you may have.
Sometimes you may see messages for my classes as my blog has been and will continue to be a vehicle to communicate with them with various edtech stuff. They seem to like it so far—as long as they spell my last name right that is. Also, as I do work for an amazing school, Convent & Stuart Hall, this personal blog does not necessarily reflect the views of Convent & Stuart Hall.