Excerpts from a larger blog post:
What can technology solve? What is it helpless to solve?
Where do we need to innovate? What do we need to preserve?
What is really broken about school right now? What’s working?
and finally,Who is deciding? Who are we not hearing from?
via The Gates Foundation is the $36 . . . → Read More: Some great questions from Anya Kamentz – What can technology solve?
Building a fault-tolerant math program | Work in Pencil.
I happened upon a new video tutorial and learning platform called Curious.com. When you compare the features against using YouTube, Vimeo or other video hosting platforms – it pretty much blows them out of the water.
Take for instance this screen from Introduction to Arduino Microcontrollers:
The rich amount of information would make . . . → Read More: Are you Curious? Slick video learning platform from @curious
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility – . . . → Read More: Ken Robinson: How to escape education’s death valley
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don’t pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’”
The New Media Consortium (NMC) posted their interim results of their 2013 Horizon Report at the CoSN Conference in San Diego. Here are a few trends, emerging technologies and challenges to keep on your RADAR:
Near-Term Horizon: One Year or Less BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) Cloud Computing Mobile Learning Online Learning Mid-Term Horizon: Two . . . → Read More: 2013 Horizon Report – K12 Interim Results
If students designed their own schools… from Charles Tsai on Vimeo.
The "best small town" in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn.
Does it work? Charles Tsai finds out by . . . → Read More: If students designed their own schools…
The Pew Internet & American Life Project recently released a study on how educational technology (EDTECH) is being used in primary and secondary schools across the United States. The results show that teachers are increasingly reliant on using the Internet as a valuable resource in their teaching practice, however, there are some issues with technology . . . → Read More: Report: Technology in Schools Still Subject to Digital Divide
Teacher Technology Usage (2013) by LJ’s infoDOCKET
Check out this video from Edutopia – a succinct description of what it is and why you might use technology in the classroom.