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Tech Talk Live Blog

Cyber Security Institute Coming in the Spring of 2014

Paul Billy


If you have been watching recent news reports, cyber security is becoming a very hot issue. According to the department of Homeland Security, cyber security and hacking are currently the biggest threats facing our country.  These threats impact all levels of organizations from mom and pop stores, educational entities, Wall Street, Fortune 500 companies, and […]

Google, Moodle, and FlexBooks: A Winning Combination for Technology Rich Curriculum on a Dwindling Budget

Tammy Miller


Drastically slashed budgets, dwindling and aging resources, and changing curricular requirements are priority issues challenging many districts across the Commonwealth and the Chestnut Ridge School District is certainly not an exception. Chestnut Ridge is a small rural district located in beautiful Bedford County in central-western Pennsylvania. The district services a total student population of 1,648 […]

Virtual Professional Development

Jason Murray


Technology integration within the classroom continues to grow at an exponential rate. Teachers and administrators demand more integration, and soon the state’s observation rubric will require more technology integration in the classroom.  The paradigm shift in education involves teachers delivering content in new innovative techniques, which will help the students remember better and excel on […]

Bring Your Own Device . . . Twin Valley School District

Ken Gibson


We often look at the economic situation in the public school systems, and attach Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs to it and call it a solution to a financial problem. However, is this really the case, or was it an inevitability that simply happened coincidentally along with a financial crisis. Is BYOD a natural […]

Awesome Tech For Teachers Students and Staff

Carl Kishel


We’re (almost) live blogging Tech Talk Live from 2013.  Up next is Carl Kishel from Microsoft, covering Technology and Tools for Students, Teachers, and Staff. We are writing as we listen, so it may not be a perfect transcript. Tablets Carl explains that, in a classroom environment, tablets are useful as you can walk around the […]

Anytime-Anywhere Learning Program

Lotsie Wooten


The Eastern Lancaster County School District is in the process of implementing strategies to enhance the education of our students through our Anytime-Anywhere Learning (AAL) program. The AAL program is defined as a flexible and personalized educational program that integrates new instructional strategies and a mixture of technology tools with the goal of transforming classrooms […]

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