"A month ago when I was at Learning Technologies, Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, I got the opportunity to briefly talk to the folks from TrainingZone magazine to discuss my thoughts on eLearning trends for 2014. Here is my interview in its entirety"
Via EDTC@UTB, Juergen Wagner
"This picture was drawn in response to a post called 'Drawing On A Napkin: Is This How iPads Function In A Traditional Classroom?' by the esteemed Terry Heick. Mine was not drawn on a napkin, but on Notability. And, to answer that snarky Johannesburg based iPad trainer who cannot believe I can do what I do using the iPad, yes I did create it myself! This is what I think iPads are 'for' in education. Let me know what you think."
Via John Evans, mrsjgarcia, Jim Harmon
The children and media research community has been buzzing with frustration at the viral circulation of Cris Rowan's Huffington Post column, "10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12." The piece pretty well defines "hack-ademic" writing, in which an author throws lots of learned-sounding terms and citations at a lay reader, while obscuring misinterpretations and fuzzy logic. Here are 10 reasons why Rowan's column is flawed.
Via Nik Peachey, Lars-Göran Hedström
“Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? Jennifer Carey helps get you there!”When adopting technology in the classroom, one of the key concerns for teachers and administrators is classroom management.
Via Dennis T OConnor
“Our lives have been drastically changed by the Digital Revolution. Everything we do is different – the way we communicate with each other, the way we learn new things, the way we work, and the way we live. In this article, we are going to be focused on a particular segment of life that has been significantly...”
Via Ramon Aragon
What will I gain by using new technology? Many teachers are faced with this question as they are encouraged to integrate new computer-based learning tools into their classrooms and curricula. Thanks to Dr. Ruben Puentedura, we have the SAMR model to help answer this question.
Via Andrea Zeitz
“ Apple recently introduced several changes to the ways education and enterprise customers can manage iOS device deployments. The first of these changes has to do with how devices are configured befo...”
Via Sam Gliksman
“ Apple's Device Enrollment Program is a major advance for iOS devices in enterprise and education. It gives IT the ability to thoroughly configure, deploy, and manage devices without needing to ever see or handle them. Here's all the details on why this is Apple's biggest play for the enterprise market to date.”
Via John Pearce
"Apple has been busy in the IT department. Today, it released a slew of improvements and alterations to its large-scale deployment tools for education and enterprise customers. Some of the tweaks get way out in the weeds of deployment strategies, so they’ll only be really exciting for the actual pros who deal with this stuff."
“ I wrote this post a couple of years back when I was a bit giggly over having an iPad. I tried to use lots of apps with classes - some seemed great, some less so - but found it frustrating having on...”
Via John Pearce
“Apple finally allows admins to lock down iPad MDM settings, and wirelessly supervise devices. You may never have to unbox an iPad again. Today, Apple announced a new iOS and Mac management service called the Device Management Program (DEP). Similar to the iPad Volume Purchase Program, DEP is a browser based system that allows schools …”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
“It’s not uncommon to see a teacher bring his or her personal iPad into the classroom to support instruction and label it technology integration. It is, however, ineffective. Following is a systematic approach to integrating technology into the classroom both effectively and efficiently.”
Via Felix Jacomino