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Blog Profile / The Thinking Stick


URL :http://www.thethinkingstick.com/
Filed Under:Education / Education Tech
Posts on Regator:496
Posts / Week:1.6
Archived Since:March 4, 2008

Blog Post Archive

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...

’14 Prediction: Preparing for Wearable

I like trying to predict what each year will bring us in Educational Technology. Looking back over the topics I’ve chosen through the years this one blog post probably shows more than anything where I’m focusing my attention and passion with technology. Plus being a futurist is kind of fun…..you …

Planning for the last mile not the first

In November I learned a valuealbe lesson. My wife and I were getting ready to run a 12K race in Vancouver, WA. The weather forecast called for high 30s to low 40s and rain the day of the race. It’s the Pacific Northwest so rain is always likely. I packed …

A Year of Travel

Well it’s official my 2013 travel season is over. I’m 33 miles short of flying 250,000 miles. But let’s put this 249,967 miles into perspective. I traveled around the world 10 times at the equator I traveled to the moon and 11,067 miles back to earth And now for my …

Who Is Writing The Future?

Felicia Sobhani emailed me the other day. I did a presentation at her school, International School Turin, last October. It’s one of my favorite presentations to do…the ones where I get to talk directly to students. Anyway…she shared with me her following TEDx talk from November. Have a watch: …

Taking Advantage of the Pause

This week I had the opportunity to do a talk at the ECIS IT Pre-Conference here in Amsterdam. I found it challenging to come up with a message to help drive a conversation forward when you’re speaking to the committed. Usually my talks are aimed at teachers who need a reason to use …

Transforming Africa

As many of you know I have been keeping an eye on what is happening in Africa when it comes to Internet connect and how it is and is going to radically change the landscape there. Africa just help the transform Africa Summit. There have been some great articles …

40,000 Mile Reflection

How time flies as the miles pile up. I have just passed the halfway point of a crazy two months of traveling and presenting. Yes….From the end of September to the end of November I will have flown 70,000 miles and yes….all of it in economy (because I know you …

COETAIL Site Redesign

I am pretty excited to talk about the new redesigned site that we launched a few weeks ago now on the COETAIL (Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy) site. Head on over and take a look and see what you think. This has been a fun project to …

Connected Devices Supersede Textbooks

So Wednesday’s blog post about iPads has created a bit of a conversation. Not only on the blog but on Twitter as well. I have even had schools asking me to review what they are doing and give my opinion. Now…let’s be clear, any program that puts devices in every …

MOOCs starting to scare Universities and Professors

Gigaom had a great article this week on some of the push back that MOOCs and Coursera in particular are seeing from university professors. A couple quotes: Princeton professor Mitchell Duneier told The Chronicle of Higher Education Tuesday that he will no longer teach his class out of concerns that …

Google Voice Search 2013

I often show off a lot of these features when I’m presenting….blows teachers away on what you can do….and a great conversation on how this along changes learning…because it has to. This works on ANY device (the searching part not the “OK Google” part..that is for MotoX phones only and …

The Tale of Two iPad Programs

There are more schools this year rolling out iPad programs. I still have my personal reservations about these programs in high schools. But seeing that nobody asked me I’ll give up on that argument for a moment. Two programs have come across my radar lately. I want you to …

Parents are over-confident about Internet Safety

This article from The Guardian has been sitting in my inbox now for about a month. Waiting mostly for me to calm down so I can write about this halfway intelligently. Let’s start with this: Andy Phippen, professor of social responsibility at Plymouth University, said sexting – where schoolchildren are …

7 Google+ Communities

Just about a year ago I wrote a post outlining why educators should be at least starting to play with Google+. Since writing that post my use of Google+ has gone through ups and downs for sure. But around April or so I started reading my Google+ stream more …

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