"Authentic student collaboration is the Holy Grail of classroom teaching, elusive as a double rainbow. In the pursuit of this goal, we are tempted to settle for productive group work as the best we can do. While better than having students sit silently in rows working independently, this watered down collaboration should not be the ideal."
I think it’s clear by now — whether you’ve read my series on the top ed-tech trends of 2011 or not — that it’s been a big year for education technology startups. Launches. Updates. Funding. Acquisitions.
"Educreations is a new iPad app that turns your iPad into a whiteboard. You can use the app to illustrate concepts and narrate what you're doing on the screen. You can draw images from scratch on the Educreations iPad app or you can upload images and draw on them. Your completed lesson can be shared directly to others or made public on the Educreations website."
This is the question that was posed to me when I was invited to write this article for eLearn magazine. Having been involved in the effort to leverage virtual worlds (VWs) in education since the earl...
1. The iPad 2. Social Media — Adoption and Crackdown 3. Text-messaging 4. Data (Which Still Means Mostly “Standardized Testing”) 5. The Digital Library 6. Khan Academy 7. STEM Education’s Sputnik Moment 8.
An action plan for educators to learn to use the Web for personal and professional growth. This is a virtual version of my Teacher 2.0 all-day workshop, and all-told should take 6 - 8 hours for you to become “Teacher 2.0!