Category: Teaching

An Introduction to Technology Integration 2

An Introduction to Technology Integration

Check out this video from Edutopia – a succinct description of what it is and why you might use technology in the classroom.

Using MinecraftEdu to Teach Digital Citizenship 0

Using MinecraftEdu to Teach Digital Citizenship

Here’s an interesting article from Fast Company about how one school is using MincecraftEDU to help teach digital citizenship skills to their students.  Check out the short video on how the classroom works and...

“The danger is that the technology of the 21st century is being applied using teaching methods of the 20th. The emphasis is too often on shiny hardware – rather than how it’s to be used.” 0

“The danger is that the technology of the 21st century is being applied using teaching methods of the 20th. The emphasis is too often on shiny hardware – rather than how it’s to be used.”

If it’s shiny, then it must be awesome.  I came across yet another story, this time from the UK, on implementing technology for technology’s sake instead of a cogent plan to integrate technology into...

MACUL 2013 Call for Speakers is Open 0

MACUL 2013 Call for Speakers is Open

The Call for Speakers for the 38th annual MACUL Conference, held in Detroit next March 20-22, is now open.  Proposals to present will be accepted through October 1.  See http://www.macul.org/conferences/2013-macul-conference/call-for-speakers.

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 New iPad Native Resolution and VGA Projector Question 0

The New iPad Native Resolution and VGA Projector Question

From what I’m reading, the new iPad outputs 2048 x 1536 versus the iPad 2 which does 1024 x 768.  Assuming you get a new iPad and are an educator using the VGA pigtail...

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...