Author: Samuel Bourgeois

Sam has been a certified teacher for six years, four of which he worked in the Southwest Region School District where he was honored as Teacher of the Year. Sam has positioned himself over the years in various classrooms and through a variety of subject areas as a general technology expert. As a full time teacher in Togiak, AK Sam challenged students with multimedia assignments, multi-genre projects, and culturally infused technology-enhanced instruction. Teaching in the ‘Bush’ has convinced Sam that any divide, whether cultural or geographic, can be bridged through technology. As the Educational Technology Coordinator for the Lower Yukon School District, he is an Office and iLife/iWork expert, skilled content and curriculum developer, and dedicated researcher.

Quality Assessments

Have you ever talked to a fellow educator and the subject of assessments comes up? Most of us (educators) are familiar with summative and formative assessments and the differences between the two. But does that mean we all use them…

What is your definition of PD?

Typically, when teachers think of professional development they get a picture of a beginning of the year in-service with their entire staff listening to a new testing requirement or learning about the latest (fill in the content area) program… What…

3D Content in Notebook

The SMART 330 document camera is a great addition to any classroom. It allows for video switching, so that users can manage the images projected on, say, a SMART Board from computer to camera, with the touch of a button.…

Gesturing in Notebook

Samuel BourgeoisSam has been a certified teacher for six years, four of which he worked in the Southwest Region School District where he was honored as Teacher of the Year. Sam has positioned himself over the years in…

Updating Firmware

At times, new interactions between SMART Boards, computers, and projectors can require a firmware update to you system. This firmware is similar to software, but for devices such as your SB 800 series interactive whiteboard. This video is intended to…

Changing the Number of Orientation Points

Samuel BourgeoisSam has been a certified teacher for six years, four of which he worked in the Southwest Region School District where he was honored as Teacher of the Year. Sam has positioned himself over the years in…

Gallery Part 6

Samuel BourgeoisSam has been a certified teacher for six years, four of which he worked in the Southwest Region School District where he was honored as Teacher of the Year. Sam has positioned himself over the years in…