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Dave Guymon

Online middle school teacher & educational blogger from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Hello. I'm Dave. I'm an online middle school teacher in Idaho Falls, Idaho and a graduate student pursuing my master's degree in Education Technology at Boise State University. As an educator and lifelong learner, I have developed a passion for connecting with people and their ideas. As a result, I've had opportunities to travel around the country to facilitate professional development sessions on effective technology use in the classroom. However, one of my favorite ways to share my insights on education and technology trends is through writing. You can read more of my writing by reading my book, "If You Can't Fail, It Doesn't Count" and by visiting my blog, I also encourage you to connect with me by visiting my social media links. See you online.

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  • Education Trends

    Public-Private Partnerships: The Real Future of Education

    In the areas of STEM, digital literacy, and the Maker movement, an energetic groundswell of public-private partnership initiatives is not-so-quietly remaking the future of education.
  • Technology Integration

    4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

    Guest blogger Dave Guymon says that student portfolios are narratives of growth. He suggests four free web tools - Kidblog, Google Sites, Evernote and Three Ring - for students, teachers and parents to track this progress.
  • Education Trends

    The 4 Components of a DIY Professional-Development Toolkit

    Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher, provides an overview of how Twitter, blogs, Edcamps and Google Hangouts are becoming the backbone of DIY professional development in the 21st century educational ecosystem.
  • Education Trends

    Using Social Media to Teach Visual Literacy in the 21st-Century Classroom

    Guest blogger Dave Guymon, an online middle school teacher and edtech Master's candidate, defines visual literacy and proposes using three popular social media modes - Instagram, Emoji and memes - to enhance students' academic fluency.

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