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Trustee Tech Presentation

Last night I had the honor of giving a short technology integration presentation to the trustees. In it I talked about what I do with technology in my classroom, why I do it, and where technology integration is heading. The presentation slides, which include embedded video, can be viewed right here:

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Here are the materials I referenced/sampled in the presentation:
SAMR in 120 Seconds (Video)
SHIFT Happens Home (Website)
Iowa, Did You Know? (SHIFT Happens 5.0 – Video)
The NMC Horizon Report: K-12 Edition (Document)

New Surface Pro Resources

I just posted five new Surface Pro resources on the Surface Pro Resources page:


Surface Pro: How to create a picture (gesture) password: Want to unlock your Surface by drawing a gesture? Here’s how you can set it up.

Surface Pro: Recreate the shortcut back to your desktop: Lose the button that brings you back to desktop mode? Here’s how to get it back.

Surface Pro: How to bring back the start menu: Missing that helpful little button? Here’s how to bring it back.

Windows/OSX: How to reopen an accidentally close browser tab: Shift-Control-T to the rescue!


Change your SkyDrive name from “Someone” to your name: This worked for me but took a couple days to take full effect

Surface Pro Resources

As the math department spends more and more time working with the Surface Pros, everything we learn will be posted to this site. Our goal is to keep a master list of resources on the Surface Pro Resource page that just went online (link in the upper toolbar) with these three items:

Help Videos
Surface Pro: Draw with touch
Surface Pro: How to change your power settings

Master list of all Surface Pro drivers with download options

Technology In My Classroom

It’s a big year for technology in the classroom at Williston. 550+ Surface Pros have been deployed to the eager hands of every student and faculty member. The WiFi network has been amped up, and Schoology is being used in every class. Here’s what I have planned for my classes:

OneNote: Everything that I present will be done through OneNote and projected onto the board. I am also requiring that all of my students complete all of their homework in OneNote. My presentation notebook is shared with all of my students. This means that (as long as they have an active internet connection) they will have live access on their own Surface to the notes I am presenting in class.

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