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Collaboration Is Such An Easy Word to Say

Collaboration Is Such An Easy Word to Say

I’ve heard the word collaboration used a lot lately. But what does it really mean? Collaboration is more than sitting students in a group at a table, device, or large sheet of poster board with colored markers. That’s just grouping, and something educators have always done for everything from field trips to choosing sides for games. There’s nothing new there. Grouping Tosses students into collections of fours or fives by class-number division, separating kids out … Read entire article »

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The Innovationizer

The Innovationizer

Would you believe I’m building an Innovationizer in my garage? The brilliant thing about the device is that it takes in all of what you’re doing now, mashes it up, and then coughs out what you really should be doing—or didn’t see at all. Sorry, you’re right, why build a machine to do what kids in your classroom, members at a faculty meeting, administrative council, or corporate meeting can do every time they meet? Besides reading … 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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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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