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Google Classroom

Posted by on Jan 10, 2016 in Featured, Google Apps |

Around the summer of 2014 Google launched a new app specifically for education, Google Classroom.  If you are a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) school, you very well may want to give this a try.

Online Java Programming

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016 in Featured, Google Apps, Programming, Software |

So the year is 2016.  Elementary and middle school students are learning to code online.  My junior-level Introduction to Programming course students are learning to code online.  What about my senior AP Computer Science students?  Nope.  Well, not until now.  However, its not simple.

Flip Your Classroom?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2015 in Featured, Pedagogy |

Educational instruction strategies seem to trend as often as teenage fashion styles; keeping up with them can be difficult.  One of the latest trends is the “flipped classroom”.  Another, like the lite version of the flipped classroom, is aptly named, “blended instruction”. What do these mean?

Moving to RenWeb

Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in RenWeb, Software |

Selecting a student information system (SIS) is a wildly difficult task for so many reasons.  Administrators, staff, and teachers all have their own opinion about your choice.  Now, students and parents have opinions too.  In 2013 our school chose RenWeb.  Let me share our story.

Moving to Google Apps

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Featured, Google Apps |

In the early months of 2013, I made a daring move at my school, I made the move to Google Apps for Education.  It proved to be a very big change for the staff and faculty; a change that we are still working through today (about one and a half year later).  However, the change was a beneficial and necessary one.  Here is our story.