Entries Tagged as 'Classroom'

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

More Troubleshooting Labs from Breakaway

Earlier this month I wrote about some great hardware troubleshooting labs that Kelly Campbell of Ozarks Technical Community College demonstrated at CompTIA’s Breakaway conference.  He was a wealth of information and good advice.  Here are some of the operating system lab ideas he shared the same day.
Campbell says students first need to understand that operating [...]

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

CompTIA Breakaway:Troubleshooting Labs

CompTIA’s Breakaway Conference A+ training sessions are off to a great start. Kelly Campbell, lead A+ instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College in Springfield, MO is sharing some eye-opening thoughts on troubleshooting and talking about his approach to labs.
Those thoughts are worth paying attention to. As fellow presenter Jean Andrews (the textbook author) tells it, [...]

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Highlights from Summer Conference, Part 1

North Carolina’s CTE Summer Conference is off to a great start, with attendance far ahead of what was expected just a couple of weeks ago.  Here’s a Wednesday rundown:
Almost 20 Computer Engineering teachers attended our first Wednesday morning session to hear about curriculum updates, changes in CompTIA’s [...]

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Digital Media Students Discover New Possibilities

The ever evolving world of technology will present ongoing challenges for those of us who are already in the workforce, and new opportunities for those who are just starting their careers.  A Digital Media program that’s been in place at Middle Creek High School in Apex, NC the past few years produces a vivid picture [...]

Friday, March 27th, 2009

Student Achievement on Display at Watauga Workshop

Robin Fred
The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
(March 27, 2009) - The final QTL IT Spring Workshop is going on right now at Watauga High School in Boone. We have about a dozen people on hand and had a busy morning with discussions, a virtualization lab and a tour of the Appalachian State IT [...]

Friday, January 30th, 2009

Great Student Projects

We’re always on the lookout for great student projects or hands-on activities that engage students in the content of these courses. Matt Rogers of the Buncombe County Career Education Center shared a very nice one with our online IT Teacher Professional Learning Community and gave me permission to post it here.  Here it is, in [...]

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

How Technology WILL Impact the Future Classroom

Robin Fred
The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
(Dec. 12, 2008) - This morning’s meeting of the North Carolina Joint Legislative Technology Commissions in Raleigh was indeed what state school board chairman Howard Lee called a “fantastically informative experience.”  The snapshots of progress in increasing the effective use of educational technology were dizzying to someone who [...]

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Disrupting Class: An Intriguing Take on the Future of Learning

Robin Fred
The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
(Dec. 12, 2008) Author Michael Horn (Disrupting Class: Student-Centric Education is the Future) delivered the keynote to today’s session of the Joint Legislative Technology Commissions in Raleigh with a presentation that took a cutting-edge business theory and applied it to education.
Horn and his co-author, Clayton Christensen, studied how [...]

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Involving Students is Worth the Effort

Jim Ermert, Jr.
District Technology Coordinator, CET Instructor
Corning Public Schools, Arkansas
I have had a student administrator program for eight years now.  It is a big success story around here.  We have had several students work for the district and then go to college and get a degree.  I have some who just go out and start [...]

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

Higher-Level Projects

Robin Fred
The Centers for Quality Teaching and Learning
Sitting in on a new teacher training session for QTL’s Computer Engineering, I’m listening to West Montgomery High instructor Kathy Tarlton talk to our participants about teaching the content of the A+ certification based program.  
Inevitably in these trainings, the subject of higher-level projects comes up.  There’s discussion of how [...]