Between software on student machines and everything the web has to offer, there are limitless possibilities for using the latest learning tools to enhance the learner experience. Great isn’t it? Well, yes. And no.
When Will Richardson published his first version of Blogs, Wikis and Podcasts it quickly gained recognition for its practical information and accessibility. Its pedagogical focus, explanations of the latest proven tools and their impact and usages, and his well explained more »
Drivers education courses used to include (and sometimes still do) horrifically gory films aimed at scaring young people into being safe behind the wheel. The thought of these videos still bring a shudder to many. Now, there are a lot more »
People in the world of admin or tech integration sometimes muse at the stress many parents feel about their kids technology usage. Their concerns are brought into the spotlight when schools provide or require the technology to students, technology which more »
Anyone who has attended an ECIS conference knows how professionally valuable of an experience it typically is. There is one new addition to the conference this year which is a must attend for progressive educators. The ICT Pre-conference Intstitute offers more »
When we put technology in the hands of students, especially technology to take home with them, we recognize the responsibility for providing accompanying knowledge and guidelines. But how we do this is just as important as whether or not we more »
As convenient as email is, it has its pitfalls too. Here is a short video to help your team reflect on how email is used at your school.
In the classroom, differentiation is typical expectation of teachers. However, too often professional development, especially when it comes to IT and IT integration, tends to be handled in a one-size-fits all manner. While planning a faculty-wide PD initiative, the following more »
Rightfully so, when administrators think about preparing their school community for increased technological access, they tend to zero in on teachers. While focusing on teachers’ skill levels and providing them the support they need to deliver on the promised positive impact on more »
Ruben Puentedura’s SAMR Model can be utilized on a program-wide basis to assess the level of technology integration into teaching and learning practices, as well as provide teachers with a means for self-evaluation. The value of this model rests in its focus, more »