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Staff Development vs. Professional Learning
February 20, 2019

Teachers across the world are required each year to complete a specific number of hours of “professional” or “staff development.” Many times they are all funneled into a single room where they everyone is presented with the same topic, strategy,

Non-Traditional Instructional Days for Inclement Weather
February 04, 2019

West Virginia has made a change in the state law in relation to school instructional days and inclement weather. The changes in the law provide for school districts to provide Non-Traditional Instructional (NTI) days.

Why Should I Be a Connected Educator?
January 21, 2019

As the Internet has become more and more pervasive in our everyday lives educators from around the world have been looking for ways to harness this to continue their professional growth outside of the traditional professional development that their dis...

Getting Started with Office 365
January 07, 2019

Microsoft’s Office 365 Education is an amazing platform that provides a lot of useful features and tools to educators and students. Great tools like Teams, OneNote, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Learning Tools, Forms, Skype for Business, Sway, Outlook,

Fall 2018 Announcements
November 22, 2018

It’s the time of the year for a short break, but I also have a few announcements in regards to both the Randall Black Show and EdTech Shorts.

#EdCampNSV
October 15, 2018

#EdCampNSV On September 22, 2018 #EdCampNSV was hosted at Johnson-Williams Middle School in Berryville, VA. Following up the event, I was able to sit down with four other educators at the event and reflect a bit on the things we experienced during the ...

32 Down & A Lot More To Go w/Steve Freeman
October 01, 2018

32 Down & A Lot More To Go Steve Freeman is a veteran educator with 32 years of classroom experience in West Virginia. He currently teaches AP Government and AP Psychology at Huntington High School (HHS) in Huntington, WV.

MADPD – Making Tech Disappear
September 17, 2018

MADPD – Making Tech Disappear On May 6, 2018 I was fortunate to take part in a session as a part of MADPD hosted by Shane Lawrence (Twitter) of The Ed Podcast (Ed – Conversations About the Teaching Life). Joining us in the session were Kasey Bell (Twit...

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! w/Jimmy Clayton (Part 2)
September 03, 2018

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! Today’s episode features Part 2 of my discussion with Jimmy Clayton (Twitter, LinkedIn), a retired educator and coach who spent 35 years working for Cabell County Schools in WV. He is the founder of Sports City U,

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! w/Jimmy Clayton (Part 1)
August 20, 2018

Believe! Achieve! Motivate! Jimmy Clayton (Twitter, LinkedIn) is a retired educator and coach. He spent 35 years working for Cabell County Schools in WV at Huntington East, Huntington, and Cabell Midland High Schools.