No, this is not a curmudgeonly post deriding a social media platform that many in the tech world claim is dead (news flash, educators and You-tubers love their free social networks). But sadly, like many in the ed tech world, for every Google Apps for Education account you have, you’ve likely unwittingly established a Google+ […]
My daughter’s birthday was yesterday and I spent a good portion of that day thinking about how far she has come. It occurred to me that she has not lived up to the expectations set for her and I could not be more proud!!! She started life with a double knot in the umbilical cord, […]
Excuse the extended snip, but I think it’s time for some Seymour Sarason goodness this new holiday season (boldface mine): How do you capitalize on and nurture children’s curiosity and questions about themselves, others, and their social...Show More Summary
High school student Jeff Bliss famously said in 2013, “If you would just get up and teach them instead of handing them a freakin’ packet, yo. It’s kids in here that don’t learn like that. They need to learn face to face.” Unfortunately, too many alternative high schools are just about worksheet packets and self-paced [...]
Listen and watch as Garfield and his friends provide silly entertainment while focusing on the fundamental essentials of reading.
Impressive intro to programming and robotics grows with students
"You really made me think of ways to use technology," the teacher had written in the online CUT journal. The author of the journal entry went on to say, "I felt inspired to go back to my classroom and use technology. We really need these kinds of inservices to keep me focused and renewed. Show More Summary
Image Source: http://bit.ly/1Xto8ey I'm sure you've read the old classic, Two Wolves (A Cherokee legend), story of the grandfather and his grandson, but if you haven't, I include it below again. Today, something happened that inspired me to write my own wolf tale, so you'll find my tale after it.An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. Show More Summary
The slides flash up on the screen. The basic expectations for technology integration for K-2, 3-5, and 6-8 are outlined to students. I can’t help but smile as the words come out of my mouth. “Folks, these are the minimum expectations...Show More Summary
Source: Reproduced by permission of the publisher, © 2012 by tpack.org These are MyNotes on the introduction to TPACK video that appears online. They are offered up as a way to help those participating in the ECISDLearners Weekly Voxer Chat. Show More Summary
Earlier this month, I received a notice from Dropbox. It said, simply, that I was no longer going to have access to 64gigs of space (buying a Samsung phone had given me additional hours) I had over the last few years. Instead, access...Show More Summary
Spurious Correlations tags: weekly rajive data openuptru tru research correlation causation ‘free to develop a hothouse plant that bore little resemblance to anything that grew in the natural soil’ “Protected from the harsh winds ofShow More Summary
Students and teachers can develop and hone the type of analytical skills used by historians with this online resource.
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