Chris Long

25 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | 1 Following | @nolleytoo | Asst. Principal at Washintong Jr. High in Bentonville, AR

Connect, Then Lead

<b>Is it better to be loved or feared?</b><p>Niccolò Machiavelli pondered that timeless conundrum 500 years ago and hedged his bets. “It may be answered that one should wish to be both,” he acknowledged, “but because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved.”<p>Now …

Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know.<p>I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a …

6 Must Have Google Drive Extensions for Teachers

If you have shared some documents with others on Google Docs, before you had to go check whether anyone's modified them. This Chrome extension will …

40 Simple Ways To Use A Smartphone In The Classroom

• <b>Use educational apps:</b>One of the simplest strategies for engaging students using smartphones involves taking advantage of the thousands of educational …

Kids Won’t Put Instagram Down? 5 Fun Ways To Use Instagram For Education

Advertisement<p>If you’re 20 or older, you know what it’s like growing without a smartphone. You also know what it’s like growing without Twitter, …

How to have more meaningful iPad professional development

Effective professional development requires less of a focus on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of technology, and more on the pedagogy of using it.<p><b>“Leading</b> …

Mobile learning, Educational technology and Coding

Educational technology, Instructional technology and Learning resources

Personal Learning Networks (PLN's) are a cost-effective means for educators to grow professionally. Each PLN is crafted and personalized based on the …

Using Prezi In Education

On the educational scene, Prezi is fast becoming the new kid on the block. Prezi’s unique slick “zooming” function offers an increasingly popular …

Education Technology

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Badging in the Classroom: Our Definitive Guide

SmartBrief Exclusive Preview<p>With new programs and standards emerging, digital badges are helping students prove what they've learned in--and …

Twitter Tips for Teachers

One of the teachers in our school district is new to Twitter, and requested some tips for getting oriented. I put together this post as a brief …

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education's Death Valley

The ever eloquent Sir Ken Robinson contends in this TED Talk that the culture of American education contradicts three principles that make human life …

Minecraft – creating understanding

Minecraft is a half-year elective subject at Riverside High School for grade 8,9 and 10 students. It focuses on citizenship, leadership development, …

Communicating a Concept With Instagram

The culture at New Milford High School empowers teachers to develop creative pathways for students to demonstrate conceptual mastery. Joanna …

30+ Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest

Like all the other social media websites we have been talking about here in <i>Educational Technology and Mobile Learning</i>, Pinterest has some educational …

Leading With No Regrets

Yesterday I had a conversation with one of my teachers who has future aspirations to become an administrator. The two of us had set some time aside …

4 Reasons Why Social Media Should be Taught in Our School Systems

I saw a story recently about a school, named Ngee Ann, in Singapore where a math teacher gave problems to students and asked that the answers be "tweeted." These tweets were then projected on a screen at the front of the room, in real time! (1) Now this was not just some rogue, social media …

Some Low-Cost Summer PD Ideas for Connected Educators

It’s almost Summer! If your students are anything like mine, you can sure feel it in the classroom. Contrary to popular opinion, most educators don’t …

Tech-Savvy School Leadership

I can summarize what it means to be a tech-savvy school leader in less than a Tweet. Tech-savvy school leaders are:<p><i>Globally connected, strategic</i> …