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It is a well-established fact that American public schools have not changed very much in the past 100 years. School buildings still look pretty much the same, we have retained an educational calendar that was largely designed to serve the needs of a past agrarian society, and teacher-centered lessons are still the predominant mode of instructional delivery.[…] Continue Reading »
My wife and I have attended upwards of 50 parent-teacher conferences collectively for our three children. For the past decade, we have dutifully scheduled fall and spring conferences. Now that the two older children are in middle school, where the fall parent-teacher conferences are not required, we no longer attend unless requested to do so by the teachers.[…] Continue Reading »
A recent Pew Internet study on cell phone use in the United States revealed that in 2012, 85% of Americans used mobile phones to do much more than just make calls.
This increased home Internet access by way of mobile phones should encourage us to solicit data from our own school families on how they are choosing to communicate via mobile phone for personal day-to-day tasks and relationship building.[…] Continue Reading »
Most young people today are versed in the use of the Internet and its search engines. They have a question, they search Google, Yahoo or some other preferred search engine and find what they believe to be their answer. They may or may not have verified the validity of the site from which they are drawing their answer, but in the haste to find an answer, who cares about the validity?[…] Continue Reading »
Search Google for “Technology Integration” and you get nearly 2.8 million hits.
Search Google for “Technology Infusion” and you get more than 66,000 hits.
Search Google for “Technology Immersion” and you get more than 25,000 hits.
Based on this piece of admittedly non-scientific evidence, integration is still the operational zone of many, even though we’re 13 years into the 21st century.[…] Continue Reading »