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Dr. Chris Dede Talks Scaling EdTech

Dr. Chris Dede Talks Scaling EdTech

It was a pleasure catching up with Dr. Chris Dede, Harvard’s Timothy Wirth Professor of Learning Technology, in Washington, D.C. I had a chance to video interview him about wireless education philosophy and scaling education tech. He’s doing some great things with teachers, students, and augmented reality, so after you watch my talk with him, do some searching to find out more. He does offer a link for sharing in the video as well. Students … Read entire article »

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Gavin Dykes: Learning Voice to Global Peace

Gavin Dykes: Learning Voice to Global Peace

Gavin Dykes, Education Fast Forward Fellow, talks about EFF, Peace One Day, and TakingITGlobal. The conversation covered EFF events and student debates, including From Learner Voice to Global Peace, EFF5: The Big Debate scheduled for July 10, 2012. It will be streamed live and also archived at http://www.prometheanplanet.com/en/professional-development/best-practice/education-fast-forward/. There will be student representative from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Egypt, Finland, France, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and the United States. If you’d … Read entire article »

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Dr. Robert Ballard’s 2000 Digital Chat with My Students

Dr. Robert Ballard’s 2000 Digital Chat with My Students

The following chat by Mr. Royal’s Science Students and Dr. Robert (Bob) Ballard took place June 9, 2000. The Students used iMacs in the Media Center to contact The Institute of Exploration, while other classrooms used projected computer images of the chat.  In this way, all classes were involved. Historians Alyssa and Jon archived the chat. The Dr. Robert Ballard Chat, June 9, 2000 Bob: Good Morning, everyone Devonna:(New Msg) Hi Dr. Ballard, this is my seventh grade science class … Read entire article »

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eBooks: Make Your Own!

eBooks: Make Your Own!

For some reason, I think that I have a lot to say. I know that education and tech content is in demand, so I, and everyone with a blog continue churning it out. Often I’ve looked back at what I’ve posted, and asked myself, “Wouldn’t all of this—together—be nice in a book?” It’s not an ego thing, it’s more looking at the ideas and thinking that they were really good—wonder how many looked—or noticed. All posts, … Read entire article »

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Education Tweets Sprout

Education Tweets Sprout

Recently, someone asked me if I was creating all the content at my blog. I said, “Only the stuff you read there.” Do I have multiple personalities for different topics? If so, I’m hoping there’s a little Andy Rooney as well as a bit of Henny Youngman in my opinions. In a way, my mind is sort of made for the Twitter world, where short bursts of nonsense, or perceived brilliance last only 140 characters. … Read entire article »

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