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From Future Talk #36 – Literacy in the Age of Google 0

From Future Talk #36 – Literacy in the Age of Google

A discussion of how to search the Internet quickly and efficiently with Daniel Russell, research scientist at Google, who studies how people search for and organize information, and uses that knowledge to improve Google’s...

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...

Software for my Mac? Software for my Windows PC? 0

Software for my Mac? Software for my Windows PC?

I’m often asked by friends and colleagues this question: Where do I find an application to do ______ on my (Mac / Windows PC)?  I’ll make this short and to the point.  If you...

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.

NTAC Session Reflection for July 17 0

NTAC Session Reflection for July 17

I attended several sessions today – and here are some thoughts on each: A Framework for Supporting Deep Learning Instruction – Kevin Gant, New Tech Network. In this session, we talked quite a bit...

NTAC Annual Conference Opening Keynote with Dennis Littky 0

NTAC Annual Conference Opening Keynote with Dennis Littky

[View the story “New Tech Annual Conference July 17” on Storify] New Tech Annual Conference July 17 Some great thoughts and wonderings form the New Tech Annual Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan #NTAC12 Storified...

Kicking off the New Tech Annual Conference in Grand Rapids 0

Kicking off the New Tech Annual Conference in Grand Rapids

This week, I’m attending the New Tech Network Annual Conference in my home town, Grand Rapids, Michigan.  The conference draws over 1,500 facilitators, academic coaches, administrators and others who work within New Tech schools. ...

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...