A two-hour meeting on office and emergency procedures, complete with PowerPoint. I was sitting in the back next to our Director of Health Services, Joy McGaha. We had been told what to do in the case of angry parents, bomb threat, mysterious substances in the mail, and had just gotten to the good part about … Continue reading That seems a bit harsh…
My mother-in-law, who lives north of Seattle, has seen this in her local paper several weeks running, and sent me a clipping… Continue reading The Church of Our Lady of Global Positioning
…because you might find out. Such has been my week so far. Continue reading Never ask, “What could happen next?”
I have just spent every free minute of this weekend touring the world, courtesy of Google Earth. This has got to be the coolest program I’ve seen in a long time. Continue reading The World According to Google
It seems that we have run the Tuckaseegee more than the Green this summer. The crowds of float bubbas have gotten so obnoxious that we’re willing to drive the extra miles to get to the Tuck. Continue reading Another View of the Tuckaseegee
Happy third to the fourth power birthday! Continue reading Happy Birthday Dad!
Forget what I said yesterday about the relevancy of a Tech Boot Camp for today’s teachers. Ours went extremely well today, and we got a tremendous amount of feedback that would support continuing with our present strategy. Continue reading Technology Boot Camp, Part II
For the past five years, we have had a “Technology Boot Camp” in our district for new employees. I started this so that all teachers would start off with good, consistent training in our system so that they could jump right in. Originally, the Boot Camp was a two-day affair, and covered things such as policies & procedures, the district e-mail system, technology resources in the district, basic computer operations, and integration of technology into lesson plans. As we evaluate the program each year, we have trimmed the Boot Camp, and this year I’m beginning to question its effectiveness. Continue reading Technology Boot Camp