New 3D Printer on Campus

With Memorial project coming to a close, we have started the search for new Toys to go inside our new Technology Lab! We couldn't be more excited about this! The first piece of tech we bought was a new 3D printer! I spent months researching and talking to random 3D printing forums in search of… Continue reading New 3D Printer on Campus

New Kid on Campus

Back in September, something arrived on this campus that I hope will change the way we view the classroom. More specifically, change the way we teach in the classroom. Located (temporarily) in Brodie Hall is where you can find the first of its kind on Suffield's campus, Introducing Newline-Interactive's, Interactive whiteboard. This thing is awesome, it boasts… Continue reading New Kid on Campus

Suffield’s First Tech All-Star

Early last month I talked about a new page on this blog dedicated to stand-out teachers that really try to go above and beyond in the realm of technology in their classrooms. This section of blog is called "Tech All-Stars" I promised I would release the first post late in October but time slipped away from me… Continue reading Suffield’s First Tech All-Star

HDCP… A Necessary Evil

If you aren't familiar with the abbreviation HDCP or more specifically the newly evolved HDCP 2.2, it stands for "High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection." It is a form of copyright protection that prevents your streaming video from being played on non-HDCP compliant devices. Alright, that can be a little confusing. What exactly is  HDCP or an HDCP compliant device?… Continue reading HDCP… A Necessary Evil

A Call for Proposals…(shhh, this one is cool)

Hello followers! Just kidding, don't be quiet, shout this from mountain tops! CAIS, (Connecticut Association of Independent Schools) is hosting at Greens Farms Academy: The Innovation and Design Fair centered around the magic world of Harry Potter. This event is for teachers of all divisions and disciplines. We are currently accepting proposals for presentations and… Continue reading A Call for Proposals…(shhh, this one is cool)

Add At Least One C …

I was up early this morning with my toddler, again. And I got to thinking about work. Why was I thinking about work at 4 am?I don't know weird things happen at that time. Anyways, I was looking for something rather someone to inspire me and I stumbled upon one of my favorite websites. Naturally, I… Continue reading Add At Least One C …

New and Exciting

Good morning followers! Exciting NEWS, I am happy to announce that later this month I will be rolling out a new page on my blog called "Tech All-Stars." This page will feature one all-star teacher either monthly or bi-monthly (haven't made up my mind yet) that uses technology in their classroom in a positive light. I… Continue reading New and Exciting

Seize The Tech?

Technology within the classroom is vital. There, I've said it. I think at this point we have all noticed that technology, whether it be laptops, projectors, tablets, etc. aren't going anywhere. In fact, they're here to stay. So why is it then people are hesitant to change? Is it fear, is it stubbornness? Let's take… Continue reading Seize The Tech?

The Next Big Thing…

Yesterday I made a phone call, a phone call to an old friend and mentor of mine. I needed words of wisdom, I needed someone to rattle off too, someone who would listen to me objectively and then put me in my place. I need this every once and while to give myself some perspective.… Continue reading The Next Big Thing…

Change

It's time yet again for the pencils to hit the paper, the fingers to strike the keys. That's right, it's the start of school. We have been underway here at Suffield Academy for about three weeks, and Fall exams are rapidly approaching. The winds have changed, finally, crisp air replaces humid. We have warm days… Continue reading Change