Nicholas Provenzano

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Tags New-Teacher Support
August 8, 2012
As I gear up for my 11th school year, I start to get the same butterflies in my stomach that I did getting ready for my first. The uncertainty of the type of students I'm about to get and the inevitable administration curve balls hang on my mind as each day passes. Over the years, though, I have... Read More.
Tags Teacher Leadership
July 19, 2012

While we all know there is no such thing as having a "summer off" as a teacher, the summer does afford us the time to do some exploring. I wanted to share some things with you that I think are worth exploring while school is out.

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Tags Teacher Leadership
May 31, 2012

I often get emails from teachers looking for the perfect tool for their class. I love that teachers are excited to find new tools and integrate them into their lesson plans. As someone who has experience with different tools, I'm a logical person to ask for help when looking for something new....

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Tags New-Teacher Support
May 1, 2012

As the end of the year draws closer, it is important for all teachers to start evaluating how things went. One part of this evaluation should be the use of technology. Much as a teacher will look back on the lessons that worked and did not work, it is just as valuable to look back on the...

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Tags Technology Integration
April 17, 2012

I wanted to share a guide I have created when it comes to deciding on new technology purchases. It might seem complicated, but if you follow it, everyone will be happy.

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Tags Teacher Leadership
March 15, 2012

'Tis the season for state technology conferences. I recently went to my state conference, MACUL, and was excited to see some great presentations. There is nothing like being in the audience when passionate educators talk about the awesome things they are...

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Tags Teacher Leadership
March 6, 2012

Recently, I have had students discover my @TheNerdyTeacher Twitter account and follow me. It usually only lasts a few days before they unfollow me -- a few days of my flooding their feed with blog posts, education news and Edutopia articles....

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Tags Teacher Leadership
February 3, 2012

I've been thinking about cloud technology over the past few weeks and thought I would share a few great reasons why educators should consider making the move into the cloud.

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Tags Technology Integration
January 20, 2012

Like all things Apple-related, the January 19th announcement was filled with speculation and most of the facts were leaked out in advance. With the release of iBooks 2, Apple is trying to turn the education textbook world on its head. Here are some important things to consider now that Apple has...

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Tags Administrators
January 9, 2012

One of the easiest things for any tech person to forget is the presence of non-instructional types in the building. There's so much great technology out there for school administrators, but tech support often overlooks them because their job focus is helping classroom instruction. There is...

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