Tag Archives: edtech

Consumer-Grade Technology Won’t Cut It In the Classroom

Nothing will shake out the bugs and defects in anything quite like exposure to the energy and intensity of elementary students. I’ve seen nicely manufactured kid-friendly robots happily fail to drive forward after only two-weeks of exposure to elementary students. And we’re not talking about driving them off tables or running them into walls or any other forms of robot/technology

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Teaching Using Tech: Philosophy of Higher Education, Part 2

I’ve been filling out teaching/education-related job application and I was met with this little gem: Please describe your knowledge of pedagogy associated with various instructional modalities, i.e. face-­to-­face, hybrid, and online Having taught students from Kindergarten to eighth grade, freshmen bachelor’s and second career master’s students, the courses I’ve created must be simple to navigate, have numerous interdisciplinary connections and

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Sometimes What’s Broke in Education Can’t Be Fixed by Tech, says Michael Wesch

Recently The Chronicle of Higher Education said it more emphatically with the headline: “A Tech-Happy Professor Reboots After Hearing His Teaching Advice Isn’t Working.” According to the Chronicle, it seems that Internet superstar/Youtube ethnographer, Professor Michael Wesch of Kansas State University is rethinking his anti-chalk-and-talk tech-infused simulation-styled classroom. It would seem that many are following his lead and ditching the

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macworld2012: Day Two – Notes & Links

TT951: Main Stage: The Future of Learning (10:00am) Speaker: Nick Floro, President, Sealworks Interactive Studios Blurb: Join us for this in-depth look at how Apple design and technologies are changing learning today and what’s just around the corner. We’ll also look at HTML5, Gamification, Personalization, Mobile, and Augmented Reality to see how learning is changing. What can we learn from the buzz

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macworld2012: Day Two

TT951: Main Stage: The Future of Learning (10:00am) Speaker: Nick Floro, President, Sealworks Interactive Studios Blurb: Join us for this in-depth look at how Apple design and technologies are changing learning today and what’s just around the corner. We’ll also look at HTML5, Gamification, Personalization, Mobile, and Augmented Reality to see how learning is changing. What can we learn from the buzz

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Video Fridays: A Day Made of Glass Parts 1 & 2 – A Shiny Future For Some

I was watching a shiny ubiquitous connectivity futuristic video forwarded to me by my friend CK when I suddenly realized that I was already living the wall-of-screen lifestyle. Right now I have to admit that it can wreak havoc on one’s ability to concentrate on anything… but mine is already a connected lifestyle. Also, my guess that some would find

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What Does a Tech-Savvy 21st-Century School Look Like?

What does one expect when about to tour a public school described as innovative and tech-savvy? Classrooms filled with rows and rows of white gleaming tables populated by endless computer monitors under antiseptic white fluorescent lights? Giant wall monitors in the office and all common areas with the day’s activities scrolling below a looping-video of a professionally produced virtual tour

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Jacob’s Ladder & JBB’s Desktop Blogs Updated & Moved

Done… Man, what a pain in the ass! But it’s done. All of these blogs previous entries (going all the way back to 2003!) have been moved to main blog. Next job is to create different page templates for each blog category. Yeah. Simplify and diversify at the same time. What a f-ing geek am I. jbb

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