Jan
18
2013

Cyber Monday Oct 8th 2012

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Tweet So every Monday I meet with my  teachers and the various buildings and I share 5-10 resources with them that I have found or we talk about possible ideas they want to implement. I figured I would do a quick blog post recording these so they can go back and see what we went over in case they miss it.

Dec
16
2012

ET Tip #2 Have Face Time

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Tweet As you have read before I am a firm believer in customer service and more importantly teacher service. The next few posts will outline what tactics have worked for me to support my teachers and build a successful ET (Educational Technology) department.

Dec
7
2012

Carcast Episode 2: Textbooks

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Tweet Episode 2: Textbooks In this episode I talk about textbooks and seek input from listeners about what they are doing in their districts in regards to online and digital textbooks.  

Dec
6
2012

OSX Tip: 3 Export Files as Images

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Tweet Similar my previous posts I talked about how powerful Preview can be for manipulating files. In this tip we talk about converting between different file types. Sometimes you may have an image that you want to convert to a PDF or vise versa.

Dec
5
2012

Announcing Connected Coords!

Tweet I have been tossing the idea around of putting together a site for people like myself to come together and talk about what they are doing in their districts and pick everyones brain. Recently at #learningcloud (Ohio Technology Leadership Symposium) George Couros shared his site which I have visited many times, http://connectedprincipals.com/. That was the push I needed to follow through and set up this site. The idea behind Connected Coordinators is to bring the […]

Dec
3
2012

ET Tip #1 Open Cell Policy

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Tweet As you have read before I am a firm believer in customer service and more importantly teacher service. The next few posts will outline what tactics have worked for me to support my teachers and build a successful ET (Educational Technology) department.

Dec
3
2012

Carcast Episode 1:Tech Czar

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Tweet 3 weeks ago I moved about a half hour away from Huron where I work. I now have a half hour drive which I use for thought and reflection. Today I reflected on last nights #21stedchat and how other tech directors block access to needed tools. #concords

Nov
27
2012

iPad Basics

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Tweet Today I am leading a training on iPad basics for my admin team. Figured I would share the presentation and resources:   Links: Evernote Drive Adobe Reader Dropbox iBooks   Resources: #Mlearning iPad User Guide Tips & Tricks iPad Academy

Nov
21
2012

Edublog Nominations

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Tweet Here are my nominations for 2012 edublog awards. These are people/resources/connections that have made me a better educator and leader. Hopefully you will find some of these connections as rewarding as I have!

Nov
4
2012

Ohio Educators REPRESENT!

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Tweet A few days ago the the Ohio Department of Education put out a pdf that had a select few of the administrators that are on Twitter or blog about EDU. The list they had was far from complete. Please share this form with educators that you know so we can establish a more complete list.   Form Spreadsheet   Thanks TJ

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My name is TJ Houston.
I am the Director of Technology at Huron City Schools. I love integrating technology into the classroom and helping teachers find the way on the information super highway. Things I love: My family, My awesome Girlfriend, Technology, Education, and Photography.

I run PD sessions twice a week and run community training the first Saturday of the month. I love teaching people new things.

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