Matt Harris, Ed.D. -- International EdTech Specialist

Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support

Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support

Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support Educational Technology in international schools is a complex undertaking. Schools must implement robust information technology systems that are reliable and sustainable. They must continually develop instructional practices, programs and curricula that draw upon the potential of technology to enhance learning while accounting for teachers that come from diverse pedagogic backgrounds. And they must achieve student […]

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TIEOnline: The Case for Completing Corporate EdTech Certifications

TIEOnline: The Case for Completing Corporate EdTech Certifications

TIEOnline: The Case for Completing Corporate EdTech Certifications I had the pleasure of writing a featured article for The International Educator, a worldwide publication for international schools. My article, The Case for Completing Corporate EdTech Certifications, discusses the value of corporate certifications in EdTech for teachers, such as the Microsoft Certified Educator, Apple Teacher, or Google Certified Educator. Each of these, and the many other […]

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EdTech Quality, Not Quantity

EdTech Quality, Not Quantity

EdTech Quality, Not Quantity If the preview doesn’t load, click here to view the video on YouTube. This vlog post describes the need for schools, districts, and teachers to focus on EdTech quality when evaluating and implementing tools, not being dazzled by the idea that more is better. Quantity always takes a backseat to EdTech quality…be good with a few tools, not mediocre at several. […]

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Building Online Presence for Educators – BSJ 2017

Building Online Presence for Educators – BSJ 2017

Building Online Presence for Educators [PDF] Building Online Presence for Educators – BSJ 2017   The presentation outlines strategies for teachers to build and develop their online presence, find a niche, develop a tribe, and build a brand all for greater professional development. It was delivered at British School Jakarta in June, 2017.

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TIEOnline: Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support

TIEOnline: Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support

TIEOnline: Coaches and Champions – The Essentials of Educational Technology Support I had the pleasure of writing a featured article for The International Educator, a worldwide publication for international schools. My article, Coaches and Champions: The Essentials of Educational Technology Support, discusses the use of Educational Technology Coaches and Digital Champions with grade level or subject area teams to offer whole school EdTech support. Click […]

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EdTech Gives Insight into ALL Parts of a School

EdTech Gives Insight into ALL Parts of a School

EdTech Gives Insight in ALL Parts of a School If the preview doesn’t load, click here to view the video on YouTube. This VLOG post talks about the impact EdTech has on all parts of a school from operations to academics and leadership. If you want to know about all parts of a school, just follow the technology and ask the EdTech and IT personnel. Source: The […]

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Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance

Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance

Incentivize Collaboration to Improve Teacher Performance Up to this point in my career, I have worked in an administrative position in four schools on two continents. I have also consulted with dozens more all over the world. I have a doctorate in educational leadership and I have been blessed to work with some incredible academic researchers. You would think there would be some similarities that […]

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: The Full Series

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: The Full Series

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: The Full Series If the preview doesn’t load, click here to view the series on YouTube. This 8 part video series on YouTube describes the Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership. It covers the six key tenets of EdTech leadership (and a bonus one) through the frame of skills and competencies needed by school site leaders to be effective and […]

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Data in Schools: Approaches to Data System Architecture

Data in Schools: Approaches to Data System Architecture

This blog post is part of series entitled Data in Schools, where I investigate the elements of using data, building data systems, and analyze data for decision making. Data in Schools: Approaches to Data System Architecture When schools build their data ecology, or the combination of data and data system, they have to make some key decisions. They must address several elements of their systems […]

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: SHARING

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: SHARING

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: SHARING If the preview doesn’t load, click here to view the video on YouTube. This video is part of a series of VLOG entries related to Educational Technology Leadership. In this bonus video, I talk about the importance of Sharing in EdTech leadership. EdTech is a collaborative field filled with passion and expertise, not competition. EdTech leaders need to be […]

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