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Education Technology Research Focus: Steve Wheeler

Steve publishes the Learning with E's blog. The articles are not only very thought-provoking, they often also include references so you can follow up the reading for yourself. At the moment, Steve is writing a great series on learning theories. Show More Summary

Istation on Chromebooks #TexasSuccess

Whew, thanks to all of you who wrote in yesterday about my Istation and Chromebooks post yesterday! This is quite a big thing for Texas school districts relying on, which includes Istation as a reading intervention and diagnostic tool, as well as Think Through Math. Show More Summary

Video Writing Prompt: No Friction

Disclaimer: If you’re a science teacher, you won& […]

Book review: Go on, bore ‘em: how to make ICT lessons excruciatingly dull

Michelle Liga writes... Mr. Freedman uses his extensive experience to write a clear and concise booklet on the different ways he has observed teachers instructing their students straight into boredom purgatory. But, he also explainsShow More Summary

Rookie Javascript Mistakes

I frequently can accomplish things by cobbling together code I find on Stack Overflow and various tutorials/examples found elsewhere. Sometimes I have a decent idea what’s going. Other times... my lack of real understanding slows me down much more than I’d like. The following bits of increased knowledge come from playing around … Continue reading Rookie Javascript Mistakes

Expanding Support for Chromebook #Istation #dell

In August last year Gartner forecast that Chromebook sales would reach 5.2 million units in 2014, a 79 percent increase from 2013, and that by 2017 sales would grow to 14.4 million units. (Source: ZDnet) Before we get to the two announcements,...Show More Summary

The educative effect is greater when students do something than when something is done to them

Ron Byrnes said: There should be a corollary to the admonition [to students], “Bring energy for learning; be interested and engaged,” such as “Faculty will resist talking at you. Instead they will capitalize on your energy for learning by developing personalized learning environments characterized by meaningful interaction.” … Deborah Meier argues in The Power of [...]

A surprise in the world of educational computing that was rather pleasant (for a change)

Over the years I’ve become almost inured to the inanities of the online world, and especially their manifestations in the world of education. So when I received an email declaring “Congratulations, you have won an award!” my first thought...Show More Summary

My Informatics scheme of work part 1

I thought it would be interesting to dig out my scheme of work for Information Technology – as it was then then – from 1997. It was based on the Informatics scheme of work published by the now defunct organisation Acitt. Acitt was a subject association for ICT Co-ordinators. Show More Summary

Video Tutorial: HTML5 - Typography & Page Structuring Training

In this online training series, Lawrence Turton covers the ease of HTML 5, the various elements that have been removed from the code, typography definitions, styling and using word break, as well as page structuring elements and semantic layout.

It’s about opening a door to someone I never knew I could be

Javier Guzman said: For my students and the thousands like them, the options they are given are inadequate. The bar is set low and little is expected of them. Mostly they are taught to regurgitate information at breakneck speeds under the guise of equity and the achievement gap. We need to move away from that [...]

Assessing Computing: the need for a manual override option

When I was crazy about film-making as a teenager (see I was a teenage geek) I never liked using fully automated cameras. Yes, they were convenient, and they saved you the bother of having to think too much, and the results were passable. Show More Summary

Could Video Feedback Replace the Red Pen?

Stills from a video critique by Monash U.’s Michael Henderson. Writing useful comments on students’ work can be a fine art. And for instructors who put a lot of effort into crafting a critique, there’s always a substantial risk students...Show More Summary

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