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7 tips for avoiding tech-implementation failure #edtech

Team leaders, I'm told, take responsibility for their team's failures. You know, when the Titanic hit the iceberg, and it sank, the Captain went down with the ship. I recently found that I fumbled on a project. Here are some tips I came up with to avoid having it occur again. Show More Summary

Angular and Google Sheets JSON

flickr photo shared by Kecko under a Creative Commons ( BY-ND ) license Man. This was a slog and really highlighted gross inadequacies in my conceptual understanding of pretty much everything. That being said, with an end-around, it works. The whole thing is below but there were really two pieces where I got stuck and […]

How Video Games Are Becoming University-Approved Sports

Andrew Higley, U. of Cincinnati When 800 video gamers arrived at the University of Cincinnati’s basketball arena on Saturday morning, 8,000 feet of extension cords and 11,000 feet of Ethernet cables awaited them. Check-in was at 9 a.m., and they had a lot to carry: laptops, desktops, TV monitors, GameCube controllers. Show More Summary

The Official Rube Goldberg Invention Game

Apply principles of forces and motion to build fun, wacky machines

It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

It’s late 2015, we’re still overblocking the Internet, and the blame is on us as administrators… I read a post recently that stressed yet again how access to the wide range of the Internet is an equity issue. Like library and textbook censorship, not only does blocking video services, social media, online interactive content, and [...]

Can Online Education Help Refugees Earn Degrees?

When refugees want to enter higher education, they often lack the paperwork. To enroll in conventional universities, students need to submit the kind of documentation — like passports and previous education records — that many refugees do not have. Show More Summary

We’re Not Doing the Best We Can for Kids...And We Know It

I’ve been reading me some more Seymour Sarason, one of the “oldies” who I wish were a “newie” in the “what-do-we-do-with-schools” conversations we’re having. The snips below are from an essay titled “An Overarching Goal for Students” from a collection titled The Skeptical Visionary. Show More Summary

Fridge Poetry – Google Sheets as Database

Back in 2013 I built a refrigerator poetry page using javascript. I really wanted to make it so anyone could add any words they wanted in some easy way but didn’t have the skills to do that at the time. It’s been hanging out in the back of my mind since then and the bits […]

Weekly Web Harvest (weekly)

Podcast: the only way to get evidence-based policy is to embrace ambiguity in science / Boing Boing “The reality is that, in the world of science and research, the “truth” is messy, and evolving. There’s this moment in an interview that every researcher dreads: “Yes, Dr Knowitall, but are you certain?” But researchers say to […]

Superior Multi-function Photography App Shines

Top-notch photography app crams in professional functionality

CTO: 7 tips for doing first things first @tx_cto_council

Originally published at SchoolCIO: Over the years, I've had the chance to chat with many CTOs and tech directors Directors about starting out in a new place of employment. This list of 7 tips for "new" CTOs on what to do first is based on those conversations. Show More Summary

Learning at #TechDaySA #edtech #txed

Planning to attend the no-cost, learning event known as TechDaySA ? If it's not on your calendar for November 7, 2015, you might want to check it out! Visit online We invite you to join us for our FIRST "TCEA Area 20 Tech Field Day"....Show More Summary

Looking for Jobs

If you’re an American educator, then chances are you have applied for different jobs in various school districts. Aside from the value inherent in the process of getting to know who you are, what you’re about, how to format your education...Show More Summary

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

It may sound pretty routine to convert a course to an online format, but doing so presents many unexpected challenges and can even challenge a professor’s assumptions about the nature of academic coursework. Giving a timed test, forShow More Summary

5 reasons to join Computing communities

Teaching can be a lonely profession, especially if, as is often the case, you are the sole teacher of ICT or Computing in your school. Whether you’re on your own or part of a team, I’d thoroughly recommend joining a community or several. Show More Summary

Towards a “New System of Education”

Phillip Schlecty: If the limitations of bureaucracies continue to be imposed on or accepted in schools, the only alternative available to those who desire a high quality education will be to create a new system of education outside the range of the state and federal bureaucracies that now dominate public schools. Show More Summary

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