On April 4, 2016, McLean School teachers, administrators, and staff participated in cross-divisional conversations on topics chosen by the community. Rather than having teachers sit through presentations and trainings during the scheduled professional development day, McLean School held a cross-divisional unconference to facilitate conversations and collegiality. With the end of the academic year right around the […]
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Use Google Voice (Voice) to create audio question prompts to which students can record audio responses using their own phones. Voice creates a phone number that students call to leave voicemail messages. Question prompts can be recorded as the voicemail greeting and even customized so that different classes receives different greetings. Teachers can then navigate […]
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The Empowering Parents website is a great resource containing expert articles on a variety of topics relating to children and teens. Their section on technology usage provides timely advice on topics such as cyberbullying, managing screen time, and texting. If parents have question and concerns about their child’s technology-usage at home, direct them to the […]
Building a sustainable and student-centered device program: focus on outcomes rather than the device
Student device programs have become ubiquitous among independent schools with many of them in a second or even third iteration of the device being used. As device features and availability change rapidly, schools must be extremely thoughtful about choosing a policy for a device that students may be using for two, three, or even four […]