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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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: INTRODUCTION

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: INTRODUCTION

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership: INTRODUCTION If the preview doesn’t load, click here to view the video on YouTube. This introductory video is the first in a series of VLOG entries related to Educational Technology Leadership. The tenets of EdTech Leadership are Leadership, Management, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Systemic Thinking, and Professional Learner Source: The EdTech Vlog by Matt Harris, Ed.D.

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TIEOnline: Digital Branding is Key for Professional Growth

TIEOnline: Digital Branding is Key for Professional Growth

I had the pleasure of writing a featured article for The International Educator, a worldwide publication for international schools. My article, Digital Branding is Key for Professional Growth, discusses the professional learning value teachers will find when they engage in sharing via social media and the need for them to own their digital identities in those spaces. Click here to read the full article (subscription […]

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The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership

The Tenets of Educational Technology Leadership

EdTech leadership, worldwide, is a growing market. The complexity of schools, the challenges of modern learning, the ever-changing nature of technology, and the perpetual need for leaders in education has created an opportunity. However, success in EdTech leadership requires a set of skills and competencies that span more areas than you’ll find in most educational leadership positions and perhaps leadership in other fields as well. […]

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Technology in Schools Offers Potential Not Promise

Technology in Schools Offers Potential Not Promise

I have been working in the Educational Technology field for around 15 years now. I have worked with schools, organizations, and Ministries/Departments of Education on 5 continents. In all the jobs I have had and the schools with whom I have worked, I have refused to promise impact when we talk about EdTech. Never do I guarantee improved test scores or increase learning aptitude. What […]

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