sieve by Piotr Kotkowski
Teachers and administrators acting in loco parentis have a specific responsibility to protect the children in their care, but the specifics of such responsibility are defined as much by context and culture as by legal statutes. Take the practice of filtering: administrators are tasked with setting the bounds on Internet […]

Managing the Web – Going Beyond the Filter

  One of the schools I’m currently advising is considering a pivot to their 1:1 program.  They have historically purchased Windows tablet PCs, but for many reasons are considering a more mobile solution.  One of the most challenging workflows for any 1:1 program is the acceptance of natural writing, especially […]

How do I draw on a Chromebook?

Educational Communication
Recently, KIPP St. Louis regional staff were presented with a unique opportunity. Growing to 4 campuses over the summer, they had to re-evaluate whether to continue with their license with their existing robocall provider. Instead of simply re-upping with the provider, they took the time to evaluate where they stood […]

Helping People Hear – Communication for Schools

Let the robots do it for you
This weekend I have the privilege of presenting at the annual Google Apps for Education Missouri Summit.  My topic is around automation, especially through Google Forms and Google Sheets. My slide desk is below: Let the Robots Do It For You: Automate Your Workflow With Google from drewmca

Let the Robots Do It For You! Automating your workflow ...

A number of the schools I now support are or recently have become schools that use Google Apps for Education.  As these teachers and administrators have adopted Google tools, we have been assembling some best practices for each app within the Google toolset.  This month, we’ll be looking at tips […]

Productivity with Google Apps: Gmail and Calendar

  For Vianney Griffins, whether students or teachers, an increasing trend among learning experiences here is to make the campus our classroom. This is an important step — it signifies a growing comfort with learning anywhere and everywhere.  And in typical Vianney style, we learn as a family. Notable examples […]

The Campus as Our Classroom

This past week, a leadership team from St. John Vianney High School including myself, our principal, our dean of applied sciences and a member of our board had the privilege of participating in the #FutureReady Summit held in St. Louis.  We were very excited to tell the Vianney story to […]

Vianney is #FutureReady

Last week I had the privilege to present at the National Catholic Educators Association about the distinctive growth faculty, staff, and students at St. John Vianney High School have experienced with technology over the past three years.  What I loved about this presentation, and about the collaborative PD program it […]

Vianney 2.0 – Real Teachers, Real Stories