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Blog Profile / The Thinking Stick


URL :http://www.thethinkingstick.com/
Filed Under:Education / Education Tech
Posts on Regator:510
Posts / Week:1.5
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

New Teachers Won’t Save Us

This is going to come as a shock I know…but pre-service education programs are not preparing teachers for a technology rich classroom teaching experience. Or to put that another way the classrooms of today. According to a Project Tomorrow Report …principals concluded that they want to hire new teachers with …

Online Learning Research

Seeing that I’m fully invested in online professional development for educators through both COETAIL and Eduro Learning, I’m always on the look out for research on how to make online learning better. What is it that sets good online learning apart from the OK online learning systems? How can …

Replacing Skills

I haven’t been blogging here much as my time has been spent working with teachers in their schools, Learning2 and COETAIL…which I love! Replace is my new word of choice when talking about the skills of technology.  I have done the word dance on this blog. Going from integrate…

Digital Citizenship Course for Educators

Just a quick announcement that our third Eduro Learning Online Professional Development course will begin soon. We’re really excited about this one as it is one of those things we talk about teaching but A) Never get training on and B) Don’t really make it a priority. Our fear is …

Learning @Learning2

There are different ways to measure success. Last week at the first ever Learning2 Africa conference that was held at ICS Addis Ababa, Ethiopia we measured it in a few different ways. 118 of 119 of the participants on the survey said they would recommend the conference to a friend…

Privacy

I need to start checking myself when this question comes up during presentations and trainings. At some point someone always asks about privacy. In many cases they don’t even know…..I think anyway…..that they are asking a privacy question. The questions usually are posed as: “If I put something in Google …

What Happens When We Forget The Mind Shift

I read an article today titled: Why Hoboken is Throwing Away All of its Student Laptops. It only took me two seconds to figure out what the issue was here….I’ll give you a clue….it’s not the laptops. There are some interesting quotes and lines in this article that caught …

1000 Blog Posts

So…this is blog post 1000. Crazy to think and yet at the same time I’m pretty late to the game for someone who started blogging in September of 2005. A quick look of others who I know started blogs around that same time. Dean Shareski is at 2800+ blog posts …

I’m being pulled to Google+

Funny looking back at my older blog posts of Google+ here on the blog. It seems like every year I feel like I need to blog about how Google+ really is turning into a large part of my PLN. In fact over the last few weeks I have spent more …

Continuing Education Credits for COETAIL

W00T! It’s been a long time in coming but for us (Kim and I) this is a big announcement. COETAIL is coming to the U.S.! We have recently partnered with Heritage Institute to offer continuing education credits through Antioch University. Antioch University credits are acceptable in most states for …

Google’s True Self-Driving Car

Just a few days ago I wrote about Solar Freakin’ Roadways. Well that same rant belongs here. I love how car companies are trying to fit a new technology into an old design…and they’ll do it. However when you think of what this really means for travel. What the …

Solar Freakin’ Roadways – The Challenge

So by now hopefully you have seen the video about Solar Roadways. If not take a couple minutes to watch it below…. amazingly awesome. So here’s the thing…I’m all for this…this excites me….this is the future. In fact I have already donated to the cause via their Indiegogo page. …

Digital Information Reading Strategies

Anyone who has been to any of my presentations in the past couple of years knows that I’m passionate about teaching search skills. Not only search skills, but how search can and is truly changing our world. Search has the possibility to change our classrooms tomorrow because we can …

Learning 2.014 Africa or Asia

It’s time for Learning2! There have been a lot of changes and updates however one thing remains the same….our commitment to being different, being social, and participant focuses. Learning2.info We have created a new central website to keep you up-to-date on the latest developments around Learning2 conferences. This website will …

Baseball Practice

(Stories from my side of the field parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) The stress and pressures of life continues on the airplane. Even though I’m headed for a vacation, I work on my laptop the full 3 hour flight, trying to get …

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement

OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. I’m in love with Flipboard. I have …

In 2014…..

I’m frustrated….it’s 2014 people! We’re 14 years into this century and the Internet turned 25 years old today. It’s here…it’s part of our culture…part of our daily lives…it’s time we stop fighting it and embrace it! In 2014…..… School wide wifi that works should be a given…if school wifi

We Need More Engineers

CEO of Intel Brian Krzanich took to the Internet last week to encourage engineering students to stick with their programs and to shed some light on the fact that America and American companies are desperate for engineers. Not just in the tech sector but in other sectors as well. On my …

We Need Better Presentations

Over the past few weeks while visiting different schools, I have observed while walking down hallways, peeking in on meetings, or just end up watching presentation being delivered by educators that….well….are really bad. I’m not talking about classroom teachers standing and giving presentations to students, I’m talking about counselors explaining …

Be A Part of COETAIL Starting Feb. 3rd

We are starting a new completely online cohort in a few weeks. Time and space are running out if you want to be a part of it. Here are the details: Course Overview Course 1: Feb. 3 – March 16 Course 2: March 24 – May 11 (1 week spri...

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