If You Build It, They Will Come


Welcome to Our New Home! Well readers, it's time for Social Juggernaut to move to a self-hosted site! In the essence of growth and development, I've decided that it's time to become a serious blogger. I have already migrated your subscriptions (email subscribers) to The Social Juggernaut. Social media followers will continue to see new … Continue reading If You Build It, They Will Come

We’re Moving!


Well readers, it's time for Social Juggernaut to move to a self-hosted site! In the essence of growth and development, I've decided that it's time to become a serious blogger. I have already migrated your subscriptions (email subscribers) to The Social Juggernaut. Social media followers will continue to see new posts as always. Soon, I will redirect all traffic from this blog to the new one. Meanwhile you are more than welcome to go ahead and look around!

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Get Out of Your Own Way: Closing the Diversity Gap in EdTech


I just sat down at the Blogger's cafe´at ISTE 2016 amongst some common Twitter acquaintances known as the #Educolor movement. Their mission is to close the diversity gap in Educational Technology by raising awareness across the country. — Joan McCullough (@Jovan367) June 28, 2016 It's funny. I've been thinking about the diversity gap since I've been in Denver … Continue reading Get Out of Your Own Way: Closing the Diversity Gap in EdTech

Thinglink: Digital Tagging to Learn Organelles – Teacher Tech Tools: Integration Made Easy!


To save time in class having students draw, color and label cell diagrams, Thinglink is a digital tool that allows students to label and diagram photos! Here are a few examples from some Biology students at Bertie Early College High School. Thanks Mr. Boller for differentiating the lesson! The global piece is where students are … Continue reading Thinglink: Digital Tagging to Learn Organelles – Teacher Tech Tools: Integration Made Easy!

Tackk Makes Blogging Easy!


Earlier this week, we talked about the 3 Keys to Global Instructional Design. Among the keys was blogging for teachers and students. I failed to include what is perhaps the best tool for beginners who are skeptical about using platforms with complicated user interfaces. If you want to create a simple, easy-as-pie web space, then Tackk is the answer to your prayers.

3 Keys to Global Instructional Design


Instructional Design is defined as: The process by which instruction is improved through the analysis of learning needs and systematic development of learning materials. Students across the United States want to know each day at school, "When will we ever use this?" and "Why do we have to know this?" They're both age-old questions, to say … Continue reading 3 Keys to Global Instructional Design

An Effective Blended Learning Environment: It’s a Process


Anytime a teacher embarks upon the daunting task of transitioning from a traditional lesson style to a flipped classroom or blended learning environment, it is a process. It cannot be done overnight. It takes lots of planning, teaming, and a willingness to learn to pull it all together.

EXTREME COACHING: Success Begins With Relationships


Relationships mean everything in this business. Several teachers are taking it all in at the high schools in Bertie County! This is the first official spotlight in The Teacher's Lounge and I've got to tell you, this man is a trailblazer. He's the kind of teacher you pray your own child gets assigned to.

Professional Development 365: Personalize Your Learning


Digital Collaboration for Learning In this day and age, educators must take responsibility for their own professional growth. Taking time to fully develop your personal learning environment (PLE) and your personal learning network (PLN) is tantamount to attending state conferences, local workshops, and edcamps, and the price is right! How many times have you been asked, … Continue reading Professional Development 365: Personalize Your Learning

Digital Literacy: Climbing the Ladder, One Rung at a Time


Students at Bertie Early College High School are reluctantly taking the plunge into the blogosphere. We're also asking a few to ditch the old spiral pads and create digital notebooks. Among them are a few kids who can see the benefits of it, and are excited about what it means for their writing. I feel a bit like a dentist in some cases, but there's one young lady who is embracing the idea.