Category Archives: School 2.0

A Plan for Providing Equitable Anytime/Anywhere/Any Device Internet Access to All Students

School districts wrestle with ways to provide equitable internet access to all students, a challenge magnified for districts with a 1:1 Chromebook or laptop initiative. Using data from local surveys  and determining pockets of limited bandwidth, there are some common actions.  Many … Continue reading

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A Bit About Our District’s 1:1 Chromebook Roll-Out

More than 1,325 teachers and students in the Brewster Central School District have received a Chromebook over the past five days,  fulfilling an integral part of the district’s Strategic Technology Plan.  The district’s vision is quickly becoming a reality, and the … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies: Avoiding the Marketing Trap

Cross posted at http://www.emergingedtech.org/penn-teller-water-bottle-survey/  Developers of technology devices and services for students and teachers are becoming increasingly aggressive with their marketing to schools.  Many promise unique selling points which promise to make their product  more desirable than that of competitors, but some of … Continue reading

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Fifth Grade Students Code, Visit NYC, and Impress Google Engineers!

Fifth grade students in Tuckahoe, NY have had a great three month journey, learning how to Code and create as part of Google’s CS-First initiative.  Cottle School’s fifth grade teacher Merrily Besvinick was inspired by Amber Klebanoff, LHRIC assistant manager … Continue reading

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Education Week Featured Us in an International Webinar!

On March 16, 2015 I was fortunate to participate in an Education Week global webinar in which Stephen Fang (Google), Amber Klebanoff (LHRIC), and I examined the many ways Google Apps for Education can transform student learning and engagement.  I … Continue reading

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Google Educator Group NYC Meetup

Today was the first GEG NYC meetup, and there was a great turnout and a variety of different presentations and break-out sessions.  Our team from the Lower Hudson Regional Information Services (LHRIC) Emerging Technologies had the opportunity to meet with … Continue reading

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Google’s New Drive and Some Tips for Using It

Google Drive has changed a bit since our professional development in the late spring.  There are a number of enhancements that many users find useful.  In the video below, “Edvwin the Intern” shares the highlights and the benefits they bring. … Continue reading

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Emerging Technologies Service for Local Districts (Westchester, NY)

I’ve had the benefit of working with teachers and students using Chromebooks since May 2011 when Google provided a pre-release beta set of thirty CR 48 devices to the district where I served as director of instructional technology.   As the … Continue reading

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Local Educators Recognized by Google for Their Work on Google Classroom

As Google Classroom begins rolling out to more and more districts, it’s great to see the Google Classroom development team give kudos to the many teachers involved in the project.  Our Clarkstown teachers were mentioned specifically!  Rather than try to … Continue reading

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Bronxville School’s Teacher Cohort Receives Chromebooks

Last week was a milestone for more than 40 teachers and administrators at the Bronxville School District.  For the past two months, this cohort of elementary, middle, and high school teachers and administrators participated in a hybrid of Google Apps … Continue reading

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