What if you could pinpoint your student’s location at school?It will be a reality at two north-side schools next year now that NISD has approved a tracking device for all of its students. It could mean big revenue gains for the district.
As the popularity of digital book reading continues to grow especially with younger ages, The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has conducted a new study that explores the differences in the way parents and their preschool-age children (three to six)...
In 2002 I was so enthused by the idea that a school could provide one desktop computer for every child, that I launched a research programme to study one of the first schools in the UK to achieve that goal for each of its 41 Year 6 pupils.
This past February, as one of the keynote speakers invited to contribute to a lively forum sponsored by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching (HILT), I presented a bold challenge to my fellow professors that has since been quoted many...
"Flipping the classroom involves assigning web-based content as homework that replaces the traditional in-class lecture, making time and space available in the classroom for more inquiry-based projects. Professor Eric Mazur began experimenting with this instructional style at Harvard in the 1990s. In 2004, the Khan Academy videos helped bring the classroom flip into secondary education.
There is a lot of controversy and passion surrounding the flipped classroom. Advocates of flipping point to many advantages including students learning at their own pace, availability of online lessons and time for real work in the classroom. Opponents of flipping point to holes including student access to internet & computer at home, time constraints for students at home if all subjects are flipped and merely transferring bad classroom instructional practices from classroom to the web.
MentorMob, one of the tools highlighted below, has a very informative learning playlist about flipping the classroom. This playlist is also an example of one way that web-based content can be shared with students..."
We continue to hear inspiring stories every day about how teachers are using Kinect for Xbox 360 to bring learning to life in the classroom. Today’s USA Today features a story by Greg Toppo about how special education teachers at Steuart Weller Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia are using the Kinect with their special needs students.
Ofcourse you have all heard about the promises and expectations of Ipads in education. Schools everywhere are starting pilots with Ipads, call themselves Ipadschool and have the idea things will change drastically. Publishers even talk about unique experiments with a totally Ipad-based method. It is not new to you that I stand critically towards these experiments.
Learning styles—the notion that each student has a particular mode by which he or she learns best, whether it’s visual, auditory or some other sense—is enormously popular. It’s also been thoroughly debunked.
I saw this…and I was just blown away with how cool it is. Ok we’ve seen some funky stuff done with augmented reality and it does remind me a lot of the demo of SixthSense technology I saw awhile ago ago, but I believe that T(ether), as it is called, takes it to a whole new level.
Steve Wheeler of the University of Plymouth explores the concept of new learning forms that don’t simply place old forms on new digital platforms, but reconsider those forms.
Key among the ideas given is personalized learning via the Just in time, Just enough, Just for me admonishment, a vision nearly impossible without a fully engaged community, smart application of technology, or both.