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Biggest EdTech Question: How?

Biggest EdTech Question: How?

I had a conversation with a young principal the other day. He has sixty staff, teaching K-5 level students, and he was looking for technology ideas. I had just written something about using apps in the classroom, and felt pretty good about the direction classroom technology was headed, so offered some ideas. I began with mobile devices… tablets… and talked about using them for not only going to the Internet, but for working text, images, … Read entire article »

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Education Tablets: Look for More Than A Device

Education Tablets: Look for More Than A Device

Most tablets can do what other tablets do, including getting students and teachers to the Internet, which is big for Google schools, especially with Google’s recent announcements to provide more in the way of education apps at their Play Store. But what can separate the right choice in tablets from the pack, today, is what comes with the tablet—out of the box—for the price of the tablet. I know that this may rub some educators … Read entire article »

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Unfolding Technological Wings

Unfolding Technological Wings

“You’ve got to jump off cliffs and build your wings on the way down.” ~Ray Bradbury I keep wondering if floating ideas—then chasing those ideas down the runway—trying to strap the wings on—makes sense. We all look for those taking risks, not holding back, and launching something unique. In most cases there isn’t a risky leap, but more of an obvious release that usual fizzles out before soaring high. But when the actual leap is called Leap … Read entire article »

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Future Informing Education Tech

Future Informing Education Tech

It isn’t about any one type of technology, but it is about how teaching needs to change in order to involve all students—and not just a few each class time—and outside. Even the best tech educators are missing students they could be involving. Dropping a whole bunch of technology, or the hottest device on the planet into the laps of teachers or kids isn’t necessarily a plan for success either. All that seems fairly obvious, … Read entire article »

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