Datapulted

Data Use, Technology, and Educational Leadership

On the #PLN echo chamber: An example from politics

One of my areas of research has involved administrators on Twitter. One of the concerns that I have raised is the issue of echo chambers. If Twitter really is about … Continue reading

July 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

How to Organize Lit Review Notes

A good way to organize notes for oodles of articles is to put them into a matrix or table. That way, you can synthesize themes across the board. Although I … Continue reading

May 6, 2016 · Leave a comment

Shifting the Focus to People

This month’s issue of Principal features this article, which I co-authored with Ann Allwarden (a practicing school principal) and Jeff Wayman (an expert in educational data use, data systems, and a long-time … Continue reading

April 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yeah, but is Twitter actually professional development?

There’s a lot of hype around Twitter and PLNs. But is the learning real? Does it make a difference in how we do our jobs? The Journal of Educational Administration has … Continue reading

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Might technologies improve school discipline?

Here’s a story from a Boston radio station about an elementary school with a large number of suspensions. This is a turnaround school, with management of the school outsourced to UP … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Interviews: How to Handle Tricky Questions

Excellent tips on the academic job interviews here: “It’s amazing how many people struggle to give sensible answers” Source: Interviews: How to Handle Tricky Questions

January 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

#Edtech that personalizes based upon students’ feelings

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how we might expand what we call “data”  in schools to encompass more than just test scores. This EdWeek article describes a novel, technological … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment