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We are preparing our students for life. I hear so many educators use this sentence when asked, what is the purpose of education? Many years ago I believed that to be true as well. Maybe many generation s back it may have been true. In consideration of all that I observe, even with some great innovation, and a whole bunch of technology integration that is taking place in so many schools across the country, I don’t believe “preparing our students for life” is the focus or goal of education…Continue
Added by Thomas Whitby on December 12, 2012 at 11:14am — No Comments
Caffeinated Teaching - My blog post on using GarageBand in my first grade classroom....
Added by Betsy Spence on December 11, 2012 at 9:47pm — No Comments
Our Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning's recent publication, "Think Differently and Deeply," provides snapshots into how educators apply research in how the mind learns to their classroom practices. Check it out at
Added by Glenn Whitman on December 11, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Devices will not save us – IP validating and web video cams. Here is what we must do:
Embrace the 21st century in which student assignments are project based collaborative pieces and testing assessment is the open e-resource exam (akin to the open book exam).
1. Collaboration eliminates copying as students hold each other accountable for parts of the assignment or for equal input into an assignment. Google docs for collaborative composition and Prezi for…Continue
Added by Laura DeSena on December 9, 2012 at 9:10pm — No Comments
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An Infographic by www.OpenColleges.edu.au
Added by Tess Pajaron on December 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
With this app, users design their own experiments: materials, condition, ...
Read more HERE to learn…
Added by iGameMom on December 6, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
This is a great function for people visually impaired. When enabled, the device will read aloud the highlighted text in iBook, on the web, or in a book app, etc.
For a step by step instruction on how to turn this function on, please visit…Continue
Added by iGameMom on December 5, 2012 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Have you checked your assumptions about student learning at the door?
People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part of an educator’s repertoire.
Read on, and be prepared to put your traditional beliefs…
Added by Tess Pajaron on December 5, 2012 at 7:13pm — No Comments