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my approach to technology

After nearly twenty years in the technology industry, I think I understand the value of technology without giving in to the temptation to use tech for tech’s sake. The so-called “bleeding edge” is great for exploring, but in education technology only has real value if it facilitates real learning. That is why I make it a point to both keep abreast of technological advancements while only implementing those which have proven value to my students. Here are some of the current technologies I have been using and or following…

some technologies of note

Learning Management Systems

Desire2Learn

Blackboard

iTunes U

Student Response Systems (“clickers”)

iClicker

eInstruction

Classroom Presentations

Microsoft PowerPoint (popular and mature presentation software)

Prezi (Web-based presentation software)

ShowMe (digital whiteboard app)

Mobile Devices

Apple iPad

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