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Karen Cator: No More Professional Development Excuses 0

Karen Cator: No More Professional Development Excuses

U.S. Department of Education Director of Educational Technology Karen Cator advocates a new vision for 21st century professional development, during Education Week’s Leadership Forum, “Unleashing Technology to Personalize Learning.” Posted via email from Houtman’s...

What works and what doesn’t related to student achievement 1

What works and what doesn’t related to student achievement

I was going through some notes today and found 3 references to John Hattie’s meta-analyses of 800 studies relating to student achievement. Additionally, there’s a great breakdown of what works and what doesn’t with...

Review of Connecting instructional technology professional development to teacher and student outcomes 1

Review of Connecting instructional technology professional development to teacher and student outcomes

This is a review of a report from the ISTE Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE) on Connecting instructional technology professional development to teacher and student outcomes. The research found that if...

Creating things versus following the recipe book 0

Creating things versus following the recipe book

Mr. Negroponte says this better than I do – and after what I’ve seen this week it needs to be said again.  I think we can take out the ‘in the developing world’ part...

Great SD memory card holder idea 0

Great SD memory card holder idea

This looks like a great idea to keep all of ones SD cards wrangled into one place.  Only $7.00 from http://sdcardholder.com/.  They seem like good stocking stuffer gifts for your photographer friends, or people...

‘I Hate School’ Extreme Edition What ‘School Refusal’ Means and How to Fix It 0

‘I Hate School’ Extreme Edition What ‘School Refusal’ Means and How to Fix It

This is more of a brain dump post – so I can go back and process this chain of thought later… This morning, I found and article in the WSJ called ‘I Hate School’...

Carrie James on the need to mentor student social media usage 0

Carrie James on the need to mentor student social media usage

Carrie James, a research director at Harvard University recently appeared at Mashable’s Social Good Summit to speak about the need to mentor young people to use social media for social good. From the research,...

You forgot your flash drive! You forgot your flash drive! 0

You forgot your flash drive! You forgot your flash drive!

I used this clip last week to introduce Google Docs and cloud storage. Part of the presentation included asking the question, “Have you ever forgotten or lost your flash drive?” [flv:/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/The-Big-Bang-Theory-Season-2-Episode-17-I.flv 480 368]