Here's the latest roundup of blog entries I've written for TCEA TechNotes' blog...happy reading! Image Source: Wikimedia Prevent Summer Slide with Technology: This blog entry allowed me to explore a conversation I had with a colleague several years ago. Show More Summary
"For the things we have to learn before we can do, we learn by doing," said Aristotle. Or, more simply, the doer who learns. As a writer in the education field, and I trace my lineage back to those first book reports in third grade, I have been learning by writing for many years. Show More Summary
A colleague recently shared this article, The Makerspace is Doomed, which points out without hesitation that makerspaces are doomed in their current incarnation in libraries and special rooms: If you are unfamiliar with the Makerspace...Show More Summary
FEATURESSCHOOL CIO Getting Easier to Be Green Faced with steep energy costs and shrinking school budgets, cash strapped IT directors are discovering that going green is not just good for the environment it’s good for the wallet. By Pam Derringer
Cool assessment targets kids’ strengths
See the Pen wave surfer – waveform by Tom (@twwoodward) on CodePen. I needed to make a quick proof of concept for the annotation of audio on the web. In this case, it’s meant to provide a visual and auditory way to play through interview segments that represent different categories of responses. Show More Summary
See the Pen text analysis color viz – step 1 by Tom (@twwoodward) on CodePen. Assuming you have sentences, phrases, or words you’d like to categorize... you could do something like this to create a visualization. This one is using CSS but it could be done in any basic word processing software. Show More Summary
QwertyTown 2.0, from Second Nature Learning, is an online keyboarding program that allows students to move at their own pace while learning how to type more efficiently and accurately.
I’ve been reading Edublogger’s (www.theedublogger.com) report on educational blogging.
The ISTE Board of Directors has named Richard Culatta, the former director of the Office of Educational Technology at the US Department of Education, who currently serves as chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island, as its new CEO.
The 2017 CoSN IT Leadership Survey reveals these top 10 findings.
Cultivating Communication in the Classroom Regardless of the devices they’ll be using in the future, students will still have to communicate—and this new book provides lots of actionable resources for teachers.
Many scholars of the past burrowed into library stacks, read the printed literature on a topic, consulted with a mentor, and emerged with their research.
The Discovery Education (DE) Science Techbook is a comprehensive, multimedia digital textbook and learning platform that addresses the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
If you Google “K12 assessment,” more than 11 million results pop up. Between state assessments, formative assessments, summative assessments, and student portfolios, that’s an awful lot of evaluation going on.
Why Programming Is Essential to All Curricula
Squirrels LLC released AirParrot 2 for Chrome OS to bring previously unavailable screen-mirroring capabilities to classroom Chromebooks.
Big questions, kids' curiosity drive thoughtful science curriculum
One of the projects that Ryan Smith chose as part of our Digital History course was the collaborative transcription and annotation of a historic Richmond will... describing it thusly1 in the syllabus. Collaborative annotation: To further...Show More Summary