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Kerry Gallagher
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Educator, Blogger, Speaker, Reader.
Educator, Blogger, Speaker, Reader.

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Time to Change the Vocabulary of #EdTech Leadership
Often when administrators are asked about the current state of education technology in their school or district, they make declarative statements: We are 1-to-1. We use Google Classroom. We adopted Microsoft 365. We have a makerspace. I'll admit I've been g...

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This is Your Brain on Technology #ISTE17 #IGNITE
Access to our screens – and the information and connections those screens make possible – is an essential part of our personal, academic, and professional lives. But the amount of time we spend looking at those screens is having an impact on our brain devel...

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Talking to Our Children About the President's Tweets
Click here to listen the the segments. Children are the focus of my work in 3 ways: Mother of 2 young girls who are eager to explore the media and opportunities of the online world. Educator working with teachers and students in grade 6 through 12 at St. Jo...

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The Freedom (and Consequences) of Our Students' Digital Speech
In the past two weeks, two big news reports based in my home state of Massachusetts demonstrating how crucial it is to teach our children about the impact even the smallest online communication can make. We shouldn't censor our children. We should encourage...

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It's Never Too Early
Our children are eager to try out the devices they see their parents and older siblings using. As adults, we tend to worry about how much time they are spending with screens. As an educator, I understand the importance of incorporating technology in learnin...

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What is the One Thing All Learners Need?
This time I'm going to give away the answer in the first line: Personal Connection We know that student-teacher relationships are important when it comes to students' academic success . But, how does this apply to professional learning for educators? Earlie...

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Vetting Student Apps Isn't Enough: Data Privacy for Teachers and Parents
If you're still skeptical that student data privacy issues are of the utmost importance in school communities, check out  the latest information about the massive data breach  from a prominent edtech company. Implementation of a vetting process for new apps...

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3 Little Words
There are these 3 particular words/phrases that are used often in my professional circles. As their use increases, so do the number of eye-rolls I've observed in reaction to their use. Disclaimer: I've noticed myself both using them and eye-rolling in react...
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