Category: EdTech

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,...

The worlds biggest problem–education 0

The worlds biggest problem–education

In this talk by Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, the idea of learning by ones self is explored.  From the Solving for X site, this background on the talk is provided:...

Collaborative learning with Nearpod 0

Collaborative learning with Nearpod

I came across an interesting IOS application called Nearpod. This platform is a bit unique, in that I’ve not seen anything that aggregates presentation, feedback, collaboration and assessment tools into one application. Here are...

LMS Workflow–Does this exist? 1

LMS Workflow–Does this exist?

I’ve used and taught with quite a few Learning Management Systems (LMS) over the years – WebCT, Blackboard, Moodle, Sakai, Angel, Canvas – and wonder why I’ve not yet seen a workflow model that...

Things To Bring 0

Things To Bring

The three weeks before school starts has me as busy as a one-legged man at a butt kicking contest.  It’s been one of my favorite times of the year – presentation season.  I’ve had...

Technology in the classroom – thoughts on the 2011 CDW-G Classroom Report 3

Technology in the classroom – thoughts on the 2011 CDW-G Classroom Report

When I first started in my job as an Education Technology Consultant, I thought I’d be out of a job after a couple of years because of what I thought I saw with regard...

eSchoolNews – Interview with someone you know 0

eSchoolNews – Interview with someone you know

At the ISTE 2011 Conference in Philadelphia, I sat down with eSchoolnews TV and did an interview about how important I feel it is for teacher to both have a place for their stuff...

ISTE 2011 – Philadelphia 0

ISTE 2011 – Philadelphia

All I can say so far is – DANG! ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia is just packed with great energy, ideas and educators from all over the world. I’ve attended a couple of sessions on...

Just where are we going in education? 0

Just where are we going in education?

photo © 2006 Paul Wicks | more info (via: Wylio) I’m glad that Wil Richardson’s post, “The UnCommon Core“, appeared on my radar this morning.   My primary background as an educator is in Career...

New job title – Technology Therapist 0

New job title – Technology Therapist

I think I came up with a new job title on the drive in: Technology Therapist. In thinking about what I do, it’s an apt description. I spend a lot of time helping teachers...