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Allison Thompson

CCC008: Tech Director Allison Thompson



In this episode we interview Allison Thompson, director of technology at St. Gerard Catholic School in Lansing, Michigan.  She talks about balancing instruction with technical support, the Triple E Framework from Liz Kolb, building foundational tech skills, and embracing creative freedom in the classroom.

Our question of the episode is: What strategies do you use to insure technology is used to collaborate and not isolate?

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00:52 Question of the Episode
05:24 Collaborative Whiteboarding Software
07:20 Allison Thompson Interview
07:56 Transition to Tech Director
10:05 Balancing Instruction with IT Support
11:57 Technology Planning Committee
13:34 Purposeful Integration of Technology
13:53 The Triple E Framework (Liz Kolb) https://www.tripleeframework.com
14:50 Engagement vs. Educational Growth
16:35 New Michigan Standards based on ISTE Standards
17:10 ‘Thompson Island’ Persuasive Research Project
19:50 Modeling and Building Foundational Skills
21:00 Learning to Troubleshoot
21:40 Embracing Creative Freedom in the Classroom
22:20 Community Engagement and Social Media Sharing
23:15 Evaluating Tech Integration
23:50 Crossfit & Burpees
24:25 Words of Wisdom
25:35 Contact Information @AllisonTEDU
26:10 A Critique of Engagement as a Primary Goal
31:54 Next Episode – Jim Thomas, IHS French Teacher