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Education Purchases: Price of Success

Education Purchases: Price of Success

When I was a kid, Tony-the-Grocery-Man used to drive his truck to our house. He actually drove it to each house on the street. I looked forward to it. Going to a real store was a rare occurrence. I still remember the smell of fruit, vegetables, and cigar. That truck was packed with stuff, even when Tony upgraded to a larger van nothing but the amount of stuff he carried changed. I thought we’d see … Read entire article »

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Challenging Tech Needed: APPly Now!

Challenging Tech Needed: APPly Now!

A little over a year ago, I remember sitting with some very intelligent people, suggesting that education publishing needed to not only get into the app marketplace, but develop ways to use apps more deeply than click offs on a screen, or as placeholders for a bunch of mismatched resources. Beyond the silence—eyes rolled back and glossed over. They just didn’t get it. Many education companies believe that being able to say that you have … Read entire article »

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All My Teachers Have Tech, But No One Uses It!

All My Teachers Have Tech, But No One Uses It!

I absolutely hate hearing someone say, “We have technology equipment, but my teachers don’t use it!” It drives me down Crazy Street! There is absolutely no way that scenario should have been played in that way. Note that I didn’t say played to an ending like that. If teachers have tech and aren’t using it, the problem isn’t in the tech, and it’s not with the teachers, it’s with the engine that should be cheerleading … Read entire article »

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Don’t Be Cheap!

Don’t Be Cheap!

I found myself humming Don’t Be Cruel by the King—thinking about this post—because cruel treatment is what you’ll get if you go cheap rather than spend appropriately to get the education technology you really need. I also need to say that I was thinking and humming to the chattering of my cheap electric razor. Yes, I went for cheap, and knew on first shave that my new razor shaved no better than a dull clam … Read entire article »

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