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APPs: It’s an Education!

APPs: It’s an Education!

I was hunting beginner-reading apps the other day and came across a “Reading Timer” by a very well known company. With further research I found that it was for timing summer reading minutes, but could be used throughout a school year. Supposedly timing reading encourages fun reading. Call me old fashioned, but I don’t get it. When I was teaching reading to 1st graders, a so-called reading specialist scheduled time with me to observe my reading … Read entire article »

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EdTech Experiments: Kindergartners, iPads & Gorillas

EdTech Experiments: Kindergartners, iPads & Gorillas

The other day there was a short pitch to read a blog post that went something like this: What would happen if you put iPads into a kindergarten class? Instead of clicking to read, I thought about the image that created—tossing iPads into a classroom of kindergartners—sort of the way you’d toss toys into a cage at the zoo to see what the animals might do with them. Now, don’t get me wrong, kids aren’t … Read entire article »

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