Just because a laptop, tablet or printer isn't good for general or intensive use any more doesn't mean it cannot serve any purpose at all. Here are a few suggestions you may wish to consider.
Note: This blog entry was originally published in 3 parts at TCEA TechNotes blog at http://www.tcea.org/blog. I've combined all into one blog entry here. The term "wicked problem" was introduced to me by previous work colleague...it is defined as a problem that endures in spite of effort brought to bear to solve it. Show More Summary
"I wonder if it's possible to write a poem about coding", I thought to myself. Well, it is, and here it is. First Chaucer, then Shakespeare, and now me. No doubt schoolchildren of the future will be studying this for heir Eng Lit exams, but in the meantime you can read it here first! Enjoy.
Clear, guided help for kids who don't get it right away.
This June the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education formally adopted new Digital Literacy and Computer Science Curriculum Frameworks. A good portion of the digital literacy frameworks overlap with the literacy standards regarding research, analysis of information, collaboration and presentations. Show More Summary
Asking whether education technology improves learning is too broad a question really. In this article I suggest 7 questions that need to be asked in order to find out.
How does a plant absorb and transport water and minerals ? Explore how water is absorbed through tiny root hairs on a root. Then watch a detailed example of how minerals are transported through a pla..
Code-free game development tool helps kids program and publish
When it comes to writing reviews of computing and ICT books for education, I've found that a one-size fits all approach not to be very useful. Here are the 5 types of review I write, ranging from the full length, everything but the kitchen sink version, to zero words except to say "This book exists"!
I acquire a lot of books. A lot of books. I can't walk past a bookshop I’ve decided that a one-size fits all approach to reviewing books (or anything else, come to that), just won’t do. So I’ve categorised my reviews into 4 types: Show More Summary
Nano reviews of 7 books. Inspired by a particular branch of "flash fiction", these reviews are just 6 words long! Ideal if you don't have much ime to read a full length review, but would like a heads-up on what's out here. However, longer reviews are available if you prefer. Details are in he article.
The “Jennifer Aniston neuron” is the foundation of compelling new memory research — Quartz “We have a relatively limited memory capacity and that much of our perception of our memory is in fact an illusion.” ” Looking for the areas of...Show More Summary