Category: Teaching

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...

Things To Bring 0

Things To Bring

The three weeks before school starts has me as busy as a one-legged man at a butt kicking contest.  It’s been one of my favorite times of the year – presentation season.  I’ve had...

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...

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...

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 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

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...