Welcome to The Savvy Technologist. I’m your host, Tim Wilson. In my day job I’m the Chief Technology Officer for the Osseo Area Schools in the northwest suburbs of Minneapolis-St. Paul. I’m also an Apple Distinguished Educator and an occasional grad student at the University of Minnesota. By the way, the standard disclaimer definitely applies: the content on this site doesn’t necessarily represent the views of my employer. I speak only for myself.
This site contains information that may be of interest to technology coordinators, technology integrationists, instructional media specialists, classroom teachers, and school administrators. Most of the articles are related to blogs, wikis, and other Web 2.0 technologies. I’m interested in the ways new technologies shape curriculum, pedagogy, and broader culture.
I love doing presentations and talking about integrating technology with teachers and administrators. Some of the topics I can present or consult on include:
- Weblogs, wikis, and other Web-based technology
- Building Web sites using Web standards such as XHTML and CSS
- Developing accessible Web sites
- Planning and implementing one-to-one computing projects
- Utilizing open source software
- Online learning
Send me email (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you want to reach me.
“Podcasting & Podcatching For the Absolute Beginner,” (panel presentation), NECC, San Antonio, TX, Jun 30, 2008.
“Introducing Virtualization Technology: Options, Implementation, and ROI,” TIES 2007, Minneapolis, MN, Dec, 2007
“Implementing IT Best Practices: A District Case Study,” TIES 2007, Minneapolis, MN, Dec, 2007.
“Open Source Tools You Can Use,” TIES 2006, Minneapolis, MN, Dec, 2006.
“Podcasting From A–Z,” TIES 2006, Minneapolis, MN, Dec, 2006.
“Introducing Web 2.0: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications,” TIES 2006, Minneapolis, MN, Dec, 2006.
“Podcasting in School: A New Frontier in Digital Media,” Digital Content Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Oct 18, 2006.
“2016,” Administrators Technology Academy, TN, 2006
“Learning To Go: The iPod in Education,” NECC, July 6, 2006.
“Introducing the Read/Write Web: Opportunities, Challenges, and Implications,” NECC, July 5, 2006.
“Podcast Palooza,” FETC, March 22, 2005.
“Life In a One-to-one Computing Classroom,” TIES 2005 Conference, December 6, 2005.
“Podcasting 101,” TIES 2005 Conference, December 5, 2005.
“Introducing the Read-Write Web: Weblogs, Wikis, and RSS,” full-day workshop, TIES 2005 Conference, December 3, 2005.
“Laptops For All: Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating a One-to-one Computing Project,” workshop, NSBA T+L2 Conference, Oct, 2005.
“Building Accessible Web Sites,” roundtable discussion, NSBA T+L2 Conference, Oct, 2005.
“Blogging/Wikis,” roundtable discussion, NSBA T+L2 Conference, Oct, 2005.
“Introducing Weblogs and Wikis: Disruptive Media and the Good Things That Come From Them,” half-day workshop, Minnesota Education Media Organization (MEMO) Fall Conference, Mankato, MN, October 15, 2005.
“Introducing the Read/Write Web,” Minnesota Business Educators, Inc. Fall Conference, September 30, 2005.
“Introducing the Read-Write Web: Blogging, Wikis, and RSS,” full-day workshop, TIES Leadership Camp, St. Paul, MN, June, 2005.
“Laptops For Learning: A One-to-one Computing Project From Inspiration To Implementation,” half-day workshop, TIES Leadership Camp, St. Paul, MN, June, 2005.
“Weblogs, Wikis and Online Forums: Communication Tools for the Digital Educator,” full-day workshop, TIES 2004 Conference, Minneapolis, MN, Dec 4, 2004.
“Weblogs and Online Forums: Communication Tools for the Digital Educator,” full-day workshop, TIES Leadership Camp, St. Paul, MN, June 17, 2004.
“Creativity Meets Accessibility: Building Web Pages Using Standards,” half-day workshop, TIES Leadership Camp, St. Paul, MN, June 16, 2004.
“Google acquires wiki tool,” eSchool News Online, November 2, 2006.
“For Some Educators, Tagging Is ‘It’,” eSchool News Online, February 20, 2006.
“Enter the Tech Director,” by Larry S. Anderson, T.H.E. Journal, February, 2006.
“‘Blogs’ Catching On as Tool for Instruction,” by Rhea R. Borja, Education Week, December 14, 2005.
“Coming Soon to an ‘Earbud’ Near You,” The Thomson Gale Report, September, 2005.
“Google Maps inspire creativity” by Corey Murray, eSchool News Online, June 15, 2005.
“Apple upgrades OS, video-editing tools” by Robert Brumfield, eSchool News Online, Apr 25, 2005.
“How do you communicate with students who have grown up with
technology? Schools are looking to technology for the answer.” by Kevin
Delaney, Wall Street Journal, Jan 17, 2005, pp R4.
“Firefox: the new browser contender” by Corey Murray, eSchool News Online, Dec 3, 2004.
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