Looking for a technology inservice for your staff, or technology training for large and small groups? Contact me for info. Contact me: glmiller54@gmail.com

I presented at the Annual TIE Conference, April 21-23 2013 in Rapid City, SD. Breakout Presentation on Google Forms.

Using Google Forms Tuesday @ 9:30 with Karl Martin

I presented at the Annual TIE Conference, April 15-17 2012 in Sioux Falls, SD. Breakout Presentations on Google Sites and Weebly.

TIE Conference Site
Using Google Sites for your School and Classroom Monday @ 1:15 with Tom Nitschke Room 1
Free and Easy School and Classroom Websites Monday @ 10:55 with Karl Martin Room 8

Managing the tide of information is vital to our ability to succeed - CoolCatTeacher

Workers, and citizens must be able to solve multifaceted problems by thinking creatively and generating original ideas from multiple sources of information—and tests must measure students' capacity to do such work.

Technology becomes transformative when it is immersed into a participatory learning environment as part of the daily interactions of a networked community that taps into the interests and passions of learners. Within this community, the focus is on open learning that is highly social in order to harness collective and collaborative intelligence. -Ryan Bretag

We are at the threshold of a worldwide revolution in learning. Just as the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, the wall of conventional schooling is collapsing before our eyes. A new electronic learning environment is replacing the linear, text-bound culture of conventional schools. This will be the proving ground of the 21st century mind.

21st Century Skills: The Challenges Ahead Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham

The most fatal illusion is

the settled point of view.

Since life is growth and

motion, a fixed point of

view kills anyone who

has one.

Brooks Atkinson (1894-1984)

It is the nature of man to

rise to greatness if

greatness is expected of him.

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

A teacher affects eternity; he can never
tell where his influence stops.

Competence is the enemy of change

From the Dangerously Irrevalant Blog
Competent people resist change. Why? Because
change threatens to make them less competent. And
competent people like being competent. That's who they
are, and sometimes that's all they've got. No wonder
they're not in a hurry to rock the boat. . . . In the face of
change, the competent are helpless. It doesn't take a lot
of time to change … to reinvent … or to redesign.
No, it doesn't take time; it takes will. The will to change.
The will to take a risk.
The will to become incompetent – at least for a while.

I want to become the most incompetent teacher around! ;) gmiller

“In times of change the learners will inherit the earth,
while the knowers will find themselves beautifully equipped
to deal with a world that no longer exists. ” –Eric Hoffer

We need to move beyond the idea that an education is something
that is provided for us, and toward the idea that an education is
something that we create for ourselves.

Every teacher and administrator should be required to read this blog post by Jay Cross about Learning Technologies.

Teacher training needs to shift away from one-shot workshops and move toward a model of ongoing, sustainable professional development, according to a new report from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA). Check out Big Ideas for Education.

Shift Happens

Much of what our students learn from us is unlearned once they leave us; paper is not the best way to share our work, facts and truths are constantly changing, and working together is becoming the norm, not the exception. -Will Richardson

The continuously changing technologies of literacy mean that we must help children learn how to learn new technologies of literacy. In fact, the ability to learn continuously changing technologies for literacy may be a more critical target than learning any particular technology of literacy itself.
Donald J. Leu, Jr., The New Literacies

When asked to explain his hockey success, Wayne Gretzky said that he skated to where the puck was going to be, not where it had been. When are we going to start doing this in education?

It is almost a miracle that modern teaching methods have not yet entirely strangled the holy curiousity of inquiry; for what this delicate little plant needs more than anything, besides stimulation, is freedom. -Albert Einstein