Category: EdTech

As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it. 1

As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it.

Here’s an interesting article by Dr. Gary Stager as published in Scholastic’s Administrator magazine: For the Love of Laptops – As learning tools, tablets don’t cut it. He sums up the article with this:...

Report: Technology in Schools Still Subject to Digital Divide 0

Report: Technology in Schools Still Subject to Digital Divide

The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently released a study on how educational technology (EDTECH) is being used in primary and secondary schools across the United States.  The results show that teachers are...

iPads in The K-12 Classroom.  Are they the best tool for the job? 0

iPads in The K-12 Classroom. Are they the best tool for the job?

In the past few weeks, I’ve had several conversations with educators and school administrators who are considering the deployment of iPads into their schools.   I’ve had one since day one, April 3, 2010 (yes…...

An Introduction to Technology Integration 2

An Introduction to Technology Integration

Check out this video from Edutopia – a succinct description of what it is and why you might use technology in the classroom.

From Future Talk #36 – Literacy in the Age of Google 0

From Future Talk #36 – Literacy in the Age of Google

A discussion of how to search the Internet quickly and efficiently with Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, who studies how people search for and organize information, and uses that knowledge to improve Google’s...

Using MinecraftEdu to Teach Digital Citizenship 0

Using MinecraftEdu to Teach Digital Citizenship

Here’s an interesting article from Fast Company about how one school is using MincecraftEDU to help teach digital citizenship skills to their students.  Check out the short video on how the classroom works and...

“The danger is that the technology of the 21st century is being applied using teaching methods of the 20th. The emphasis is too often on shiny hardware – rather than how it’s to be used.” 0

“The danger is that the technology of the 21st century is being applied using teaching methods of the 20th. The emphasis is too often on shiny hardware – rather than how it’s to be used.”

If it’s shiny, then it must be awesome.  I came across yet another story, this time from the UK, on implementing technology for technology’s sake instead of a cogent plan to integrate technology into...

Kicking off the New Tech Annual Conference in Grand Rapids 0

Kicking off the New Tech Annual Conference in Grand Rapids

This week, I’m attending the New Tech Network Annual Conference in my home town, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The conference draws over 1,500 facilitators, academic coaches, administrators and others who work within New Tech schools. ...

Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle 0

Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle

I stumbled upon this great talk given by Bret Victor at the 2012 Canadian University Software Engineering Conference (CUSEC) called Inventing on Principle.  Bret talks about how computers should do the programming for us,...