Category: EdTech

Teaching at Home, Doing Homework in Class 0

Teaching at Home, Doing Homework in Class

Via the WSJ – At the Khan Academy, in Mountain View, Calif., learning is flipped. Lectures take place at home with videos over the Internet. And “homework” is done at school, where teachers intervene....

Teaching kids to undervalue privacy by excessive filtering 0

Teaching kids to undervalue privacy by excessive filtering

A portion of Cory Doctorow speaking at a TEDxObserver conference on how we teach kids to undervalue their privacy through excessive filtering, instead of helping them learn about digital citizenship.   X

Focus on creation+consumption vs consumption only 0

Focus on creation+consumption vs consumption only

When I see stats and infographics like this, I wonder why schools would want to buy a consumption only device versus a creation machine, which also lets you consume content.  Certainly cost is an...

Thoughts on Learning to Learn 0

Thoughts on Learning to Learn

Dean Shareski, at his Ideas and Thoughts blog, posted a very compelling video of Shelly Wright and her thoughts on changing her method from teaching her students to facilitating them in her classroom. For...

Intel Oasis – Could this be the next step of interactive learning? 0

Intel Oasis – Could this be the next step of interactive learning?

Intel Lab’s Oasis (Object-Aware Situated Interactive System) project¬† looks like an interesting foray into interactive desktop simulations that might give us a glimpse into another way that students might engage with real world objects...

eDays instead of snow days? It’s easy. 0

eDays instead of snow days? It’s easy.

NPR has a story about the Mississinawa Valley School District in Ohio using eDays (electronic days for virtual attendance in school) part of the standard operating procedure for when school is ‘canceled’ due to...

2020 Vision: Experts Forecast What the Digital Revolution Will Bring Next 0

2020 Vision: Experts Forecast What the Digital Revolution Will Bring Next

This post will pull some key thoughts from an article by the same name at THE Learning. Prompted by a post via Wil Richardson – From Mary McCaffrey, CEO of TH(i)NQ Ed Q: What...

What works and what doesn’t related to student achievement 1

What works and what doesn’t related to student achievement

I was going through some notes today and found 3 references to John Hattie’s meta-analyses of 800 studies relating to student achievement. Additionally, there’s a great breakdown of what works and what doesn’t with...

Review of Connecting instructional technology professional development to teacher and student outcomes 1

Review of Connecting instructional technology professional development to teacher and student outcomes

This is a review of a report from the ISTE Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) on Connecting instructional technology professional development to teacher and student outcomes. The research found that if...