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This question has been bouncing around my brain since I left the International Society for Technology in Education conference. When people say that I’m an ed-tech leader, I am always shocked. I don’t think of myself as a leader in this area — just someone who really likes what he does.
So, what makes someone an educational-technology leader?[…] Continue Reading »
The type of learning I love is challenging, immersive, self-discovering and self-empowering. We find ourselves faced with a problem where we must devise a solution that suits us and the situation. At some point in that journey, we will feel frustrated, but eventually we will have that “aha” moment where we think, “Yes! I accomplished this!” We can feel proud of ourselves for employing our higher-order thinking skills and tools such as technology to solve a problem that challenged us and others.[…] Continue Reading »
Technology becomes more embedded in all aspects of society. As a father, I see this firsthand with my first-grader son. The gift he wanted the most this past Christmas was an iPod Touch, which Santa was kind enough to bring him. Then there is his younger sister, who will regularly ask to use my iPad so she can care for her virtual horse or dress Barbies in creative ways.[…] Continue Reading »
Three words seem to be dancing around in my head of late when it comes to current thinking about education: “personalization,” “engagement” and “flip.” All three were on display on the vendor floor and in session rooms at last week’s International Society for Technology in Education conference in San Diego, one of the largest ed tech conferences in the world attended by upward of 18,000 people.[…] Continue Reading »
Santos is not an enigma, but he is misunderstood.
Santos sends approximately 125 texts per day. He sneaks his phone into classes in his book bag or jacket and is online just about all day. He posts messages to Facebook during class. He looks up answers to definitions of words online. He checks sports scores, plays games, posts his location so his friends can find him easily and streams music through an application on his phone.[…] Continue Reading »