Sustainable Modern Pedagogy or “Boutique” Solutions?

Written by Coby Enteen Our lives have changed drastically over the course of the last three of decades; job stability is slowly declining, manual labor is rapidly being taken over by machines, and the collective knowledge of the internet is […]

Moving from Independent Islands to a Nation State

Cross-Curricular Multi-disciplinary Learning: Moving from Independent Islands to a Nation State

Written by Coby Enteen The value of creating in-depth, meaningful learning experiences for students through a cross-curricular or multidisciplinary teaching approaches have long been justified; however the feasibility of teaching this way, is somewhat questionable.  This is due to a large degree […]

New teaching practices, should we really change the way we teach? Understanding The “Thawing Principle”

Written by Coby Enteen Every so often we are overtaken by new teaching practices and learning methods such as Flip Classroom, Project-based Learning, MOOC’s, Blended Learning and so on.  We often hear about them at conferences, from a school administrator or from fellow teachers and they make […]

Finding a Diamond in the Rough

By Coby Enteen Attending regional, national and international professional conferences are often times a confusing experience for educators, whom are sometimes overwhelmed by the sheer number and scope of technology solutions presented.  Vendors are trying to promote products and increase sales, […]

QBL – A Practical Solution to Teaching

By Coby Enteen Project-based Learning (PBL) has gained a great deal steam and has been adopted and implemented in many forms, over the course of the last decade.  Teachers invest endless hours in dissecting topics, planning activities, writing questions, organizing […]

 

iPad Design Guide

An iPad is the perfect device for learners to access online courses and content. Your job, as a Lectora content developer, is to ensure that the content you publish can provide the same or better interaction and overall learning experience when accessed from an iPad, as the learner would encounter from a traditional computer or laptop.

iPad Design Guide.

Thinking Tools – Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet. | Diigo

THE WEBS BEST COLLECTION OF THINKING TOOLS

Thinking Tools – Edgalaxy: Where Education and Technology Meet. | Diigo.

iOS 6 update bonuses for education ( not for tech heads)

iOS 6 has finally arrived and all the tech press will be ranting and raving about Siri improvements, Passbook, Apple’s new maps and whatever Android has that Apple hasn’t done yet. I’m more interested in improvements that have gone largely unnoticed that mean a better experience in a school environment, especially one like mine where we are using iPads in a shared device situation.

iOS 6 update bonuses for education ( not for tech heads).

9 Surprising Ways Schools Are Using iPads Around The World

9 Surprising Ways Schools Are Using iPads Around The World.

iPads are making waves in education all over the nation, even in college classrooms, where they’re replacing laptops, textbooks, and notebooks. Some colleges have even gone so far as to hand out iPads to new students, helping students and faculty all work with the same technology for learning.

This year, the iPad is still going strong and schools are continuing to innovate new ways to use the tablets in class and around campus. Here we share just a few of the coolest ways iPads are making waves in higher ed this year, from helping teams play better to ensuring students never forget their notes.

Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom

The proper place of social media in the classroom remains a mystery to most people, with Wikipedia standing as the biggest, baddest new media nemesis of them all.

Wikipedia remains misunderstood because many educators have yet to recognize the distinction between Wikipedia as a tool for teaching and Wikipedia as a tool for research. Unfortunately, fear of the latter has blinded most to the possibilities of the former. I believe Wikipedia to be an effective tool for both.

Why Wikipedia Does Belong in the Classroom.

How An Amsterdam School Uses Facebook Timeline In History Classes

Facebook, despite its massive size, is one of the least talked about social media tools in the education technology world. But a high school class in Amsterdam has started using it for educational purposes and you can check out the hard work they’ve done!

How An Amsterdam School Uses Facebook Timeline In History Classes.

Survey Reveals Cultural Differences to Ed. Tech. – Digital Education – Education Week

New research from the computer company Dell Inc. finds vast differences in attitudes to technology in education between China and the United States. While six in ten respondents in the United States do not approve of using social media in the classroom, a majority of Chinese respondents have positive feelings about the technology, the survey concluded.

Survey Reveals Cultural Differences to Ed. Tech. – Digital Education – Education Week.

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges – Transforming Learning – Education Week

School leaders recognize this better than anyone. As they face escalating demands for accountability, the rise in mobile-learning technologies, shrinking resources, implementation of Common Core Standards, the balancing of instruction and assessment — the list is seemingly endless — leaders are grappling with identifying pragmatic solutions to these digital age dilemmas.

Strong School Leaders Key to Solving Digital Age Education Challenges – Transforming Learning – Education Week.

Stages for Technology Learning Environments

This site is meant to provide some guiding questions, examples, timelines, and shared experiences of districts who have found success in implementing a 1:1 learning environment. Successful implementation relies on planning, preparation, implementation, professional development, and ongoing evaluation & adjustments.

Stages for Technology Learning Environments.

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld

When Dr. Martin Ringle introduced the then-new iPad to Oregon’s Reed College in the fall of 2010, he was more than a little cautious. After all, he had seen educational-technology trends come and go—he even had an oldApple Newton gathering dust in a drawer somewhere.

The iPad goes back to school | Macworld.