Category Archives: technology

“The benevolent future of the Internet”

I first heard this TED Talk through NPR’s TED Radio Hour. Links to both the video and the NPR segment are below. http://www.npr.org/2012/05/18/152883399/how-do-you-make-a-virtual-choir?sc=17&f=57 http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/eric_whitacre_a_virtual_choir_2_000_voices_strong.html In the transition to a 1:1 school, and at the beginning of the school year for … Continue reading

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Seeing YOUR world through someone else’s eyes

Penpals, epals, skype sessions, Hangouts… For decades students have benefited from the classroom practice of communicating with students from other cultures.  Two decades ago email allowed that communication to be almost immediate.  Chat, and then videochat gradually increased the value … Continue reading

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The Tiered Technology Toolkit #li12

Today I attended Elizabeth Helfant’s “1:1 for Everyone” session at the Lausanne Laptop Institute 2012 #li12.  We talked a great deal about the content, pedagogy, and technology needs that may be addressed alongside a school’s decision to go 1:1.  A … Continue reading

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If change is the constant…

Change is not a variable.  Change is a constant.  Whether we like it or not, circumstances of our life change on a daily basis.  Even the things that seem consistent, relationships, jobs, our homes, are on an ever-evolving spit, sometimes … Continue reading

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Community learning

We all learn at our own pace. As adults, we choose our opportunities for learning according to the time we have free and the resources at our disposal. Maybe that’s why our students roll their eyes when we (adults) harp … Continue reading

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Smart phones, dumb fingers and nimble minds

I recently read this email from a colleague: Colleagues: Here is a absurd devoted to PLCs.  For those of of yo engaged in PLC work you might find some good ideas or resources.  Supplement to all things PLC site. An … Continue reading

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