Have been doodling on the back of a napkin this evening about edtech and its cost-benefit. Let’s say a new technology is being introduced into your school, with the promise of “50% better learning for all”. Let’s assume the following: your class has 25 students you teach them your lesson 4 hours a week for 30 weeks each hour each … Read More
Sometimes seems miles away. Via: Accredited Online Universities Guide
Have mixed feelings about flipping classrooms (so to speak). Part of me loves the idea, part of me is suspicious of the hype and evangelical say no bad things about it. But hey, maybe that’s me and evangelicals. Created by Knewton and Column Five Media
It is 4 years old, but John Page has a wonderfully thought out Ten Reasons why technology is vital to education . why schools should adopt tech. There So here they are. Ten fundamental reasons why I think technology is important in education. Hopefully, they can act as the rationale for technology plans in schools. If you disagree, or find … Read More
Via: OnlineEducation.net So, the good news is that Twitter can help students boost their grades. The bad news is that many students are device-o-holics. Or perhaps it’s all bad news. Perhaps it’s just that students without Twitter lose marks because the Delirium Tremens they are wrestling with after being told they can’t use their phones makes it harder for the … Read More
Darren Kuropatwa has a great post here on trying out a “bring your own device” class. One thing else I would need: easy wifi.
From Patrick Clair via Abject learning:
I think this point of Shelly’s is probably right. A gap will emerge between those schools that can offer the capacity for network building — represented by their own network of connected teachers and administrators — and those that will not make the connection. This is not an issue of public versus private school or wealthy versus impoverished school. Plenty … Read More
George Couros has an impassioned post here, about teachers and technology adoption. Especially liked Royan Lee’s comment “When “You can be an effective teacher without technology” is an excuse, it’s an ethical issue.
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