Sunday, April 24, 2011

Google Apps at the Ranch

Presented to the VUSD Technology Council the possibilities of technology in our school setting using Google Apps. The presentation in posted at:

Ear full...

I was nicely surprised by some of my student's suggestions...

Ubiquitous teen attachment :)

Florence and the Machine
  • Cosmic Love
  • Drumming Song
  • Howl
  • My boy Builds Coffins
Dashboard Confessional
  • Hands Down
Johnny Cash
  • Personal Jesus
Imogen Heap
  • Speeding Cab
  • Headlock
Munford & Sons
  • White Blank Page
  • Roll Away Your Stone
Iron and Wine
  • Jezebell
Peter Murphy
  • Cuts You Up
Sarah McLachlan
  • Icecream
  • Fallen
Silversun Pickups
  • Lazy Eye
Squirrel Nut Zippers
  • Put a Lid on it
  • Ghost of Stephen Foster
  • Afterlife
  • Desert Rose
  • Amber
The new Anazon Cloud is getting a workout plus some investment on my part on music I really like. Not all, mind you, but some nice nice surprises... Thank you Luna!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Moving right along...

  1. Invest and expand technological infrastructure to meet evolving instructional, learning and professional needs.
  1. Improve technology system support to be transparent, efficient, and productive.
  1. Implement training systems that ensure the successful technical proficiency of all stakeholders.
  1. Blend pedagogy, subject knowledge, and technology in the development and delivery of effective and powerful curricular lessons.
  1. Support and enhance effective differentiation, using technology to engage all students so they will master standards and make meaning of content.
  1. Develop a structured selection process that will guide technological decision making.
  1. Articulate, deploy, and maintain technology standards for every classroom.
  1. Plan and implement accurate, timely, and secure data collection methods that will inform stakeholders, direct curricular design, and support policy decisions.