An Educator in China: Days Two and Three

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Terry Lowry from Wakefield School reports on her first day in China as part of an education delegation.  These past two days in China have been spent traveling to and visiting … Continue reading An Educator in China: Days Two and Three
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An Educator In China: Day One

Members of the VSTE Board of Directors will be taking time to periodically share their ideas and passions with the VSTE membership. In this edition, Terry Lowry from Wakefield School reports on her first day in China as part of an education delegation.  Holy crap! I’m in China! Back in my IT consulting days, I thought … Continue reading An Educator In China: Day One
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Digital Conversion, homework on the bus?  What do we need to know?

With the 1 to1 initiatives and the distribution of ipads, chromebooks, and laptops, how do your students get the use out of them during their daily travels? Well first, let’s define a connected bus.  A connected bus isn’t just a Wi-Fi signal for the student.  You can’t just plug in an access point with a … Continue reading Digital Conversion, homework on the bus?  What do we need to know?
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Classroom Snacks #4 Archive: Wise County Public Schools

As part of Connected Educator Month, VSTE is making virtual classroom visits to talk with students across the Commonwealth. On Thursday, October 27, 2016, we visited with students from Wise County Public Schools. A big thank you to Daniel Vanover, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, for organizing the day, thanks to teachers Sharon Rogers, Kim Teglas, Kim … Continue reading Classroom Snacks #4 Archive: Wise County Public Schools
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Slow Tweet Book Chat, Week Five

VSTE is pleased to welcome Sarah Thomas (@@sarahdateechur) as guest moderator for the fifth week of our Slow Tweet Chat Book Group. She will be leading us in a discussion of the Fourth chapter of The Missing Voices in EdTech: Bringing Diversity Into EdTech by this year's conference keynoter, Rafranz Davis. This chapter focuses on the unspoken inequity: people of color … Continue reading Slow Tweet Book Chat, Week Five
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Speaking Up for Digital Learning and Digital Learners

Are you “Speaking Up” about digital learning this year? If not, you are missing a unique opportunity to provide your opinion and your voice in a conversation that is shaping learning today and education in America. Make sure that your perspective as well as the views of your peers, students, their parents and the local … Continue reading Speaking Up for Digital Learning and Digital Learners
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Classroom Snacks: Wise County, October 27, 2016

As educators, we spend lots of time talking about students but not much time talking to them. VSTE is working to change that by providing virtual visits to classrooms across the Commonwealth. Our "classroom snacks" will take place on Thursdays throughout October. We'll continue the series  with three groups of students from Wise County on Thursday, October 27, 2016. … Continue reading Classroom Snacks: Wise County, October 27, 2016
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Slow Tweet Book Chat, Week Four

VSTE is pleased to welcome Dr. Mano Talaiver (@manotalaiver) as guest moderator for the fourth week of our Slow Tweet Chat Book Group. She will be leading us in a discussion of the Fourth chapter of The Missing Voices in EdTech: Bringing Diversity Into EdTech by this year's conference keynoter, Rafranz Davis. This chapter focuses on missing women's voices. While we certainly … Continue reading Slow Tweet Book Chat, Week Four
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Classroom Snacks #3 Archive: Roanoke County Public Schools

As part of Connected Educator Month, VSTE is making virtual classroom visits to talk with students across the Commonwealth. On Thursday, October 20, 2016, we visited with students from Roanoke County Public Schools. A big thank you to Meg Swecker, Coordinator of Technology Integration, for organizing the day, thanks to ITRT Tina Coffey, teachers Sherri Rickman … Continue reading Classroom Snacks #3 Archive: Roanoke County Public Schools
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Classroom Snacks: Roanoke County, October 20, 2016

As educators, we spend lots of time talking about students but not much time talking to them. VSTE is working to change that by providing virtual visits to classrooms across the Commonwealth. Our "classroom snacks" will take place on Thursdays throughout October. We'll continue the series  with four groups of students from Roanoke County on Thursday, October 20, 2016: … Continue reading Classroom Snacks: Roanoke County, October 20, 2016
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