Category: Learning

NTAC Session Reflection for July 17 0

NTAC Session Reflection for July 17

I attended several sessions today – and here are some thoughts on each: A Framework for Supporting Deep Learning Instruction – Kevin Gant, New Tech Network. In this session, we talked quite a bit...

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. ...

Dylan Wiliam’s “The Classroom Experiment” – Now on YouTube 0

Dylan Wiliam’s “The Classroom Experiment” – Now on YouTube

Although this series is focused on learning in the UK, you can now view both episodes of Dylan Wiliam’s 2010 BBC documentary, “The Classroom Experiment” on YouTube. The 2-part series is all about methods...

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...

Project Based Learning–A great example 0

Project Based Learning–A great example

The School at Columbia University with a project called Tools for Schools facilitated a great example of what goes into PBL. Forty-four eighth grade students were immersed in the entire design process, from research...

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...

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...