Flipgrid and Lights Academy Applications

It is application season for the various academies at Lutheran High School, where I teach and serve. I look forward to reviewing the potential candidates for the academy which I lead, Lights Academy. One of the challenges I continue to face with this academy is helping students and parents understand just what Lights Academy is and its clear …

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Escaping Social Media and the Digital Cathedral

One of my favorite reads of the past couple years has been The Digital Cathedral, by Keith Anderson. This book shares the powerful reminder that our digital age provides many more opportunities to connect with others and serve them, even from afar. I was reminded of the importance of this over the past several months. A …

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Discussions About Screens Need to Address These Three Things

The discussions about screens (primarily phones, but tablets, computers, television, etc.) and their impact in our lives are ramping up. The number of articles and research projects related to this topic is increasing. And nearly all of these sources share news that is not good. We are becoming addicted to screens. They are hurting child …

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Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part Three and Project Plan)

This is the third in a series of posts about Students, Educators and sleep. Below you may follow links to the first two posts on this topic: Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part One) Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part Two) The first post raised the idea that we need a larger conversation about this topic within …

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This Tech Bashing Is Misguided — Here’s Why

This is likely to be a controversial post, and in a sense, the title is a bit of click bait. But don't think of it as click bait. Think of it as an invitation to a conversation with which we all need to be involved. In revolutionary times such as this (and the digital revolution …

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Students, Educators, and Sleep (Part Two and Project Idea)

Last week I addressed for the first time at FaithEdTech questions about sleep and rest for students and educators (click here for the initial blog post). The second post was designed to study the impact of sleep deprivation on educators, including myself. However, though I will still address this in future post, I am compelled …

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Twitter Chats — #LeadUpChat #HackLearning #LuthEd

I have participated in Twitter chats for several years now. However I have not been as faithful in joining these education chats as of late. This weekend was different. As I sat in front of my computer both yesterday morning and today I noticed that several educators I follow were engaged in chats to start …

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FaithEdTech 12.17.2017 Links List

Here are some helpful links that I found this weekend: 5 Good Alternatives to Google Image Search -- Educators and students are always looking for good sources for royalty free images or those with the appropriate Creative Commons status. These links are helpful for anyone wanting to remain in good copyright compliance. 6 Strategies for …

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