Michael Boll

M.A.

Michael Boll is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Podcaster and Technology Coach at the International School Bangkok.. Michael enjoys helping educators, parents and students harness the transformative powers of technology. Michael is an enthusiastic instructional designer and presenter. He works to make his courses and presentations information packed, slightly provocative and fun. Michael has a teenage son with profound autism and is keenly interested in the special needs community and its population of diverse learners. This interest led Michael and his wife, Lori Boll, to open an innovative school in Shanghai (ShineAcademy.asia) for their son. 

Offered Courses

DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS: A Place to Document, Share & Enrich Student Learning

Course No. CM403a, CM503a

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

DIGITAL REVOLUTION: Your Classroom & You

Course No. CM402g, CM502g

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

In just a short 10 years the world has been rocked by a digital, social media revolution that is changing the face of societies and education in ways we are just beginning to understand and adjust to. Come along as we explore this digital revolution and its impact on political evolution, social identity and the world of education. We will explore how media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and much more are enabling an expanded sense of identity and communication and altering old social structures, norms and practices. This course is appropriate for all teachers K-12. There are choices of texts to cover varied interests.

TAKING CONTROL OF YOUR DIGITAL LIFE

Course No. CM401r, CM501r

Tuition $300 ‑ $395

Quarter Credits 5

Modern day teachers find themselves overwhelmed with the sheer volume of input and digital communication that flows in each day. Email, instant messages, and the Internet have made access to information (and to you) far too easy. “I only have 54 emails left to answer” is too often the depressing indicator of a successful day. The good news is that while access to information (and to you) have increased exponentially, so have tools to help manage those streams of digital input and communication.

Build Your Website Now

Course No. CM401Q, CM501Q

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Today it is easier than ever to create a dynamic and powerful website that enhances your ability to bring outstanding content to your students, parents and colleagues. 

VIDEO PRODUCTION IN THE CLASSROOM

Course No. CM401N, CM501N

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Looking to have both you and your students create lessons that are even more exciting, effective and interesting than what you doing right now?  Interested in matching those types of lessons with your current curriculum? 

WEB 2.0: Powering Up with the Latest Teachnology

Course No. CM401K, CM501K

Tuition $360 ‑ $475

Quarter Credits 6

Twitter, Delicious, Wordpress, Wikis, blogging, RSS; are these terms familiar? In this course your will use them to enhance your K-12 curriculum. Join the fun as we explore how to wrap powerful web 2.0 technologies into a useable and functional system supporting you as an educator. This course will change how you view technology and will enable you to design a website and a personal learning network.