Ed Tech and teacher teaching transformation…not rocket science

Education Week’s Benjamin Herold compiled a well-styled explanation for the failure of teachers to embrace technology and further student-centered instruction reforms (Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach, online: June 10, 2015, http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/06/11/why-ed-tech-is-not-transforming-how.html). He includes evidence on expectations for technology integration, presents an understanding of diffusion of innovation …

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Is student-led conferencing really rocket science?

Lunching with newly graduated Auburn University Aerospace Engineer Matt yesterday, I was respectfully confronted about my blog title “Think like a rocket scientist…” “I don’t know why rocket scientists get so much attention,” as he commences to argue his thesis that rockets are a single unit, throw in a payload …

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Hey, how do I put a hyperlink in a manila folder?

My middle school students love using technology.  Most know the basics of presentation programs like PowerPoint or Prezi.  Most had participated in student-led conferencing before, as well.  So combining the two and allowing them to present their work to their parents using a digital portfolio made good sense.  As they …

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Hey I have an idea…

Meego™ was once an idea.  It all started when I ended up in a weekend-long professional development with teachers and educational leaders from South Georgia.  I hadn’t been chosen first to go, but the ones who had, didn’t want to take weekend time to attend.  Did it feel like getting …

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