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At Tech Trade Show, a Push to Give Colleges Better ‘Digital Intelligence’

Orlando — This week more than 7,000 college officials gathered here for what is probably the largest higher-education-technology trade show in the United States, the annual meeting of Educause. Walking the trade floor, where some 270...Show More Summary

Review of SMART Amp, by Ellie Gregson

SMART Amp is an application designed to facilitate collaboration across a range of devices. Ellie Gregson, a Year 10 student, discusses what was good, and what was not so good, about its introduction into her lessons. There was often...Show More Summary

Our technology messages are important

When we take away technology access because of student behavior concerns, we send the message that digital devices and the Internet are optional, ‘nice to have’ components of schooling rather than core elements of modern-day learning and teaching. When we ban teachers from using social media – but not other forms of interaction – to [...]

New Online Journal Offers Daily Dips Into JSTOR’s Deep Archive

A 1931 analysis of Herman Melville’s posthumous literary reputation doesn’t exactly scream headline news in 2014. But that essay, published decades ago in the journal American Literature by O.W. Riegel, got a new lease on life this week,...Show More Summary

Optimism About MOOCs Fades in Campus IT Offices

MOOC fever is cooling—at least among campus information-technology administrators, according to the 2014 edition of the Campus Computing Survey, an annual report on technology in higher education. While a little more than half of last...Show More Summary

Pulled Out of an RSS Rabbit Hole By a Hawksey Genius Card

creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by xJason.Rogersx Does anyone set out to go down such a hole? It all started because Matt Rafalow contacted me- he was hoping to use to publish his work for Connected Courses. Show More Summary

Kids’ Health: Organize, Focus, Get It Done

Learn the three steps that you can use for any of your tasks to get them done efficiently and well.

Serve your detention or lose your textbooks

Dear student, if you do not serve your detention, we will take away your textbooks. Dear student, if you do not serve your detention, we will take away your pencils and paper. Dear student, if you do not serve your detention, we will take away your band instrument. Dear student, if you do not serve [...]

For Bill on Disabled Access to Online Teaching Materials, the Devil’s in the Details

As smart classrooms become the norm on more campuses and online courses proliferate, some observers worry that the digital revolution will leave students with disabilities behind. But a bill under consideration in the U.S. Congress,Show More Summary

An Extra Large @medium Response

creative commons licensed ( BY-NC-ND ) flickr photo shared by Tracy Lee After a bit of a rant posted on medium how medium’s rss feeds are messed up, I was pleased to see the post published there getting probably ore recommends than anything else I published there. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014

Check out what you’ll learn in the Photoshop Creative Cloud 2014 training series.

K-5 App Teaches Coding Concepts

Fun procedural reasoning for kids; great curriculum ideas for teachers

Photography – Week 42

A lot of portrait oriented shots this week. Not sure it means anything but vaguely interesting to me.

Online Writing

I’ve been doing some thinking in my classroom lately about what writing online looks like. I believe that writing online is distinctly different form writing offline on paper. While the two can be similar, online writing can and should be different; containing multimedia elements and a different organizational structure. What else is different online is […]

The Power in Connections

After Hurricane Sandy effected the northeast I headed down to NJ to lend my folks a hand.  The main highway I would normally take was closed in many spots so I had to drive north, across Massachusetts and then south.  On my way I passed convoy after convoy of tree service, fuel tankers and power […]

Assessing project-based learning in Computing

How do you assess project-based learning? John Partridge explains how he has approached this issue. In a my previous article, on project-based learning in the Computing curriculum, I explained the reasoning behind a project based learning model and why I believe it works. Show More Summary

Illuminations: Trigonometry for Solving Problems

The resources provided on this site include two trigonometry square activity sheets with which students can use to apply trigonometric values to common angles.

Grading and assessment as an opportunity

Greg Jouriles said: We have the grade problem at my high school. In the same course or department, a B in one classroom might be an A, or even a C, in another. It’s a problem for us, and, likely, a problem in most schools. But it has also been an opportunity. Recognizing our grading [...]

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