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

Committed Leadership is the Fuel that Keeps EdTech Alive

Committed Leadership is the Fuel that Keeps EdTech Alive

Committed Leadership is the Fuel that Keeps EdTech Alive Educational technology (EdTech) is a movement towards contemporary learning needs. It takes the tradition view learning that consists of paper and pencil delivered by an expert in the front of a room and flips it on its head. EdTech brings learning, for both children and adults, into the modern world. It uses the tools and information […]

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Powerful Models for EdTech – EDTECH DIGEST

Powerful Models for EdTech – EDTECH DIGEST

Powerful Models for EdTech – EDTECH DIGEST I had the pleasure of submitting a guest column to EdTech Digest. In my article, Powerful Models for EdTech, I discuss an alternative to SAMR where schools can use the Learning About vs. Learning How approach to offer professional development to teachers. This article was published online through EdTech Digest on 13th September, 2017. Click here to read […]

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Digital Parenting – NOW! Jakarta

Digital Parenting – NOW! Jakarta

Digital Parenting I was interviewed for a article in NOW! Jakarta in January, 2017 around Digital Citizenship and Parenting in the Digital World. This is the article. Digital Parenting – NOW! Jakarta Life in the digital age comes with both opportunities and threats. Technology is influencing parenting like never before, and many families say it makes it more challenging than ever. But it doesn’t have […]

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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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