Category: Learning

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...

Why students don’t learn what we think we teach 0

Why students don’t learn what we think we teach

This is a great talk given by Robert Duke on leveraging learning theory to design more effective instruction.   He makes some interesting points on creating enduring understanding in our students, and how to shift...

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...

Advice – bring earplugs 0

Advice – bring earplugs

Especially if you have the seat 36A on a MD-88 – because you will end up sitting next to this: Additionally, make sure to log in to the online seat selection site at your...

An honor! 20 Educators to Watch 0

An honor! 20 Educators to Watch

I was honored to be highlighted by TechSmith as one of their 20 Educators to Watch in 2011.   I include screencasting as one of the tools that educators should always be thinking about and...

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...

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...