Category: Teaching

Are you Curious? Slick video learning platform from @curious 1

Are you Curious? Slick video learning platform from @curious

I happened upon a new video tutorial and learning platform called Curious.com. When you compare the features against using YouTube, Vimeo or other video hosting platforms – it pretty much blows them out of...

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley 0

Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out...

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion 0

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don’t pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’”

2013 Horizon Report – K12 Interim Results 0

2013 Horizon Report – K12 Interim Results

The New Media Consortium (NMC) posted their interim results of their 2013 Horizon Report at the CoSN Conference in San Diego.  Here are a few trends, emerging technologies and challenges to keep on your...

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:...

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…...

Professor John Hattie–Closing the Gap 0

Professor John Hattie–Closing the Gap

Professor John Hattie is the Director of Research at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education, Australia, and Professor of Education, University of Auckland, New Zealand.  He has written, I think, one of the best...