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Not where we should be spending our technology dollars?

Last week, a tweet from Mark Brumley (@markbrumley) showed up in our Twitter feed: Really cute video about technology in the classroom! http://t.co/fgJ2rgPc#edtech#edchat I followed the link to what appears to a be a contest webpage for the 2011 Classroom … Continue reading

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THESE students will be fine in the future 21st century world…

There’s been another installment to The New York Times series, “Grading the Digital School.” This time we learn about a school in Silicon Valley that makes screen time illegal and argues that its students are better off for it (see … Continue reading

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You can still help us present at SXSWedu!

As I wrote about here, we have submitted a proposal to present at SXSWedu in Austin in March. I’ve never submitted to a conference where proposals were crowd sourced. But we really want to do this presentation, so help us get there! … Continue reading

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Help us present at SXSWedu

We have submitted a proposal to present at SXSWedu in Austin in March. Proposals are being crowd sourced–so the more positive feedback we get on our proposal, the better are our chances for presenting at this conference. From what I … Continue reading

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Here we go again…

The New York Times is undertaking a series of stories evaluating educational technology called “Grading the Digital School.” Today’s installment is entitled, “Inflating the Software Report Card.” My previous piece responding to another story in this series identified that the … Continue reading

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In Defense of Technology

“Critics counter that, absent clear proof, schools are being motivated by a blind faith in technology and an overemphasis on digital skills – like using PowerPoint and multimedia tools – at the expense of math, reading and writing fundamentals. They … Continue reading

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Are you walking, or just talking?

We just finished up the Colorado Language Arts Society (or find ’em on Facebook) conference in Golden Colorado this afternoon. For me personally, it was a great experience. I heard some stimulating ideas, reconnected with collegues I hadn’t seen in … Continue reading

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Google Docs Fun

This is the single greatest document in the history of time, space, and Quyzzle. If you don’t know what that third one is, don’t worry. We’ll get to that. Either way, feel free to write here. Stories, song lyrics, limericks, … Continue reading

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Seismic Shifts in Daily Lesson Planning

This year has marked an epic shift in the way I manage my day-to-day planning as a teacher. For about the last ten years of my teaching career, I’ve maintained an intricate, 5-tier organizational system to manage my short- and … Continue reading

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