Digital Citizenship Integration Across the Whole School

Digital Citizenship Integration Across the Whole School

As we know, technology integration into learning is pervasive in a large number of schools around the world. For those schools who have not embraced technology or are early in their journeys, technology is still ubiquitous in the world that students inhabit. However, a majority of our technology efforts focus on teaching and learning, which specific attention on classroom based learning activities. This has led […]

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EdTech and Its Impact on Learning

EdTech and Its Impact on Learning

EdTech and Its Impact on Learning If the preview doesn’t load, click here to view the video on YouTube. This VLOG post outlines the major value of Educational Technology (EdTech) on teaching and learning. I discuss the impact of EdTech on our assumptions around learning and the need to account for and redefine assessment. Source: The EdTech Vlog by Matt Harris, Ed.D.

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The Three Key Elements of EdTech Success in International Schools

The Three Key Elements of EdTech Success in International Schools

If you search the Internet, you’ll innumerable articles about factors for success in Educational Technology programs. These are contextualized for school districts, Ministry of Education schools, and private schools serving local populations. They often talk about about funding and environmental conditions or buy-in and visioning. I would suggest that as you look into developing your EdTech programs in international schools you investigate these resources. There […]

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY 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 video, I talk about the need to understand Technology for Learning, or EdTech, in schools. I cover the pedagogic and curriculum skills needed to use digital resources […]

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A Need for International EdTech Best Practices/Approaches/Conditions

A Need for International EdTech Best Practices/Approaches/Conditions

I have been churning on this one for a while. In my travels and my work with international schools around Asia, I have found that the needs of non-US schools, teachers, curricula, and pedagogies are just not being met. There is something unique about our situation that requires a special set of best practices specifically tailored for international school environments. You’ll notice that I didn’t […]

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT)

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) 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 video, I talk about the need to understand Information Technology in schools. I cover the six key areas of IT you need to be versed in […]

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TIEOnline: Digital Citizenship as a Bridge to Contemporary Teaching and Learning

TIEOnline: Digital Citizenship as a Bridge to Contemporary Teaching and Learning

I had the pleasure of writing a featured article for The International Educator, a worldwide publication for international schools. My article, Digital Citizenship as a Bridge to Contemporary Teaching and Learning, outlines how the focal areas of Digital Citizenship can be used to connect contemporary skills with traditional content based learning. Click here to read the full article (subscription required).

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ASCD In Service: Culture Difference And My Leadership Style

ASCD In Service: Culture Difference And My Leadership Style

Culture Difference and My Leadership Style. I had the honor of writing a guest blog post for the ASCD In Service blog. They asked for a piece on lessons learned in educational leadership practice. I wrote a piece where I talk about developing my leadership style while embracing cultural differences. Click here to read the full post.

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: MANAGEMENT

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: MANAGEMENT

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: MANAGEMENT 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. I discuss the qualities and areas of focus for managerial skills in the EdTech context. I cover HR management, financial management and budgeting, vendor relations, negotiations, and more. The tenets […]

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: LEADERSHIP

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: LEADERSHIP

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: LEADERSHIP 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. I discuss the need for leadership skills in the EdTech context from having presence and confidence to communication, visioning, and growth of team members. I offer a few resources to […]

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