The Warren Elementary School “WESNEWS” program originally grew out of necessity. Our PA system periodically failed in 2016 . Having made a commercial for our Indigo campaign I gathered some students who had been involved to problem solve and suggest a video based announcement system. We didn’t know how but we knew what we wanted […]Read more "WES News- Daily Live YouTube School Announcements"
Recently my division purchased several sets of Lego Mindstorms EV3. As I have had lots of fun teaching students to code in an hour long coding club a la “Hour of Code”. I decided to investigate further. Upon opening the box and downloading the free software I began building my first model. My son […]Read more "Lego Mindstorms EV3"
Three years ago I evaluated the LED lighting landscape and came across a very promising brand, TCP Lighting. My first impression was that they were quite expensive but the expense was justified because of the feature rich app that accompanied the bulbs. The app allowed customers to set their lights to follow timers, react to […]Read more "Home Automation Part 3: TCP Lighting kills automation support"
Welcome to our Live Daily Announcements Broadcast Page. We broadcast daily at 8:55am (CST). Following each of our broadcasts our videos are posted to our Twitter feed below. Click this link to open our Youtube “Live Feed” which will broadcast everyday at 8:55am. Enjoy! Click Here to see today’s Live Feed! The posts below are […]Read more "WES News Live Link Page"
Yesterday (March 15, 2017) I participated in the #IMMOOC on Twitter. I always learn something new on Twitter, but yesterday was special. I spoke ran across a new idea “Pineapple”, which although it has a goofy name actually is a timely solution to an identified need for our staff. The Pineapple process(identified here fully) is […]Read more "Professional Silo’s: How do you like them (pine)apples"
In a previous blog post I said: “The danger of not teaching students to be critical consumers is far greater then not recognizing harmless April fools jokes. Children we teach today will be the decision makers of tomorrow so if they are willing to believe things without evaluation we are in big trouble.” (click here […]Read more "Fake News- A Critical Consumers guide to Media awareness"
Any time you start a new position as a school administrator there are many items that need to be addressed to expedite the induction process in a new school. I am looking for suggestions which I will use to create a master list and then post on my blog. Say what you were going […]Read more "32 things a new principal needs to do, according to my Twitter followers"