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EdTech fellow Tamirate Aklog now recruiting students for Rec2Tech Center business

Oct. 16, 2012 12:18 pm

EdTech fellow Tamirate Aklog now recruiting students for Rec2Tech Center

It’s not novel for high school students to be Facebook and Twitter “junkies,” as twelfth-year teacher Tamirate Aklog says of his Digital Harbor High School students. “In terms of using [social media] educationally,” he says, “you don’t see it.” Aklog, 37, teaches chemistry, public health and environmental science at Federal Hill-based Digital Harbor, where he […]
Digital Harbor Foundation seeks donations for Rec2Tech Center, establishes EdTech LinkedIn group uncategorized

Oct. 3, 2012 9:30 am

Digital Harbor Foundation seeks donations for Rec2Tech Center, establishes EdTech LinkedIn group

The Digital Harbor Foundation, fresh off a summer of training its inaugural class of EdTech fellows and launching a website for teachers to document the “pain points” in education, is now establishing a Rec2Tech Center in Federal Hill. In a post on the Baltimore Tech Facebook group, co-executive director Shelly Blake-Plock said the center “will […]
Shelly Blake-Plock of Digital Harbor Foundation: We resist changing our schools at our own peril [Q&A]

Sep. 14, 2012 10:30 am

Shelly Blake-Plock of Digital Harbor Foundation: We resist changing our schools at our own peril [Q&A]

This past spring, Andrew Coy and Shelly Blake-Plock (that’s @BlakePlock) formally introduced Baltimore to the Digital Harbor Foundation, along with an EdTech fellowship program designed to do one thing: create a Little League for technology, to borrow an oft-used phrase from Coy, and get the city’s public school students coding and creating in after-school tech […]
Tamika Peters: EdTech fellow says tech tools help students ‘get to the next level’ uncategorized

Sep. 14, 2012 9:30 am

Tamika Peters: EdTech fellow says tech tools help students ‘get to the next level’

Find other EdTech Fellow profiles here. Tamika Peters sees every student in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade at Liberty Elementary School, where she has been teaching technology courses for seven years. Before her EdTech fellow training this summer, “technology on the computer was … [trying] little things,” Peters, 33, says. Showing her younger students a new […]
Justin Eames: EdTech fellow says technology expands students’ horizons business

Sep. 6, 2012 10:30 am

Justin Eames: EdTech fellow says technology expands students’ horizons

Find other EdTech Fellow profiles here. Incorporating technology into his classroom lessons is nothing new for Justin Eames, an eighth-year teacher beginning his first year teaching at the SEED School. Eames, 30, has been teaching technology classes—the ins and outs of hardware and software—for the last three years.
Students who use Twitter average higher GPA than those who don’t [INFOGRAPHIC] uncategorized

Aug. 22, 2012 9:30 am

Students who use Twitter average higher GPA than those who don’t [INFOGRAPHIC]

Smart boards. iPads. One-to-one classrooms. Bueller? Bueller? The rise in information technology over the last decade has been accompanied by an increase in the use of digital tools and technologies inside the classroom. The Digital Harbor Foundation and its EdTech fellowship is just one example locally of how education technology is recasting how students learn […]
EdTech fellow Patrick Gavin wants to be the ‘guide on the side, not the sage on the stage’

Aug. 16, 2012 10:30 am

EdTech fellow Patrick Gavin wants to be the ‘guide on the side, not the sage on the stage’

Technology to Patrick Gavin isn’t kitting out his tenth-grade English class at Digital Harbor High School with the latest Apple devices. “It really is just sort of an entire mindset shift,” says Gavin, 28. “There’s just so many things that go on in the school building that you don’t really question why.” While not a […]
EdTech fellow Jenna Shaw: technology gives students a ‘resilience to learn’ uncategorized

Aug. 9, 2012 10:30 am

EdTech fellow Jenna Shaw: technology gives students a ‘resilience to learn’

Updated 3:55 p.m. 8/9/12: Corrected information about where Shaw first began teaching. This is another profile of a member of this class of the Digital Harbor Foundation‘s EdTech fellows. See others here. Jenna Shaw has one goal this year: get Google Chromebooks into the hands of each one of the 75 kids she teaches at […]
Baltimore City School Board considering placing cell phone towers on rooftops of 3 schools uncategorized

Aug. 2, 2012 9:30 am

Baltimore City School Board considering placing cell phone towers on rooftops of 3 schools

Photo courtesy of SayCheeeeeese through Wikimedia Commons. At its meeting last week, the Baltimore City School Board was considering lease agreements to put cell phone towers on three city public schools, reports the Baltimore Brew. According to the Brew, the board members “tabled” the discussion until the next City School Board meeting on August 14.
Molly Adams, EdTech fellow, will use iPads to teach flipped lessons at West Baltimore’s Liberty Elementary School uncategorized

Aug. 1, 2012 9:30 am

Molly Adams, EdTech fellow, will use iPads to teach flipped lessons at West Baltimore’s Liberty Elementary School

One email was all it took to get Molly Adams, one of Digital Harbor Foundation’s new EdTech fellows, to move from Columbus, Ohio, to Baltimore. Adams, 32, is now heading into her seventh year as a third grade math teacher at Liberty Elementary School in the Forest Park neighborhood of West Baltimore. In Ohio, she […]