As part of the national celebration of Digital Learning Day last month, I had the opportunity to moderate an online debate between two teams of high school students from opposite ends of California about the merits and risks of social media as a communication tool.
One of the observations that I am able to make about e-learners today based upon the 11 years that I have been teaching in a totally online environment, is that there exists a paradox that is both curious and ironic. This paradox concerns the characteristics of e-learners as they have emerged over time.To paraphrase a well known adage:" You can take the student out of the brick and mortar classroom but you can't take the brick and mortar classroom and its attributes out of the student"
ATLANTA, Ga. – A faux evergreen tree set up inside a convention center hotel here last week was festooned with hand-written confessions from school leaders. “Inadequate WiFi density caused classroom technology to crash during Open House!” “Teacher technology stipends: All pain, no gain.” “Did not check references.” “Poor construction management destroys existing network.” Of course, …
Are you looking to flip your classroom this year, but don’t know where to start? If so, we’ve got a great list of apps and websites that can help you get off the ground. Quality at-home instruction that complements your great in-class work is central to flipped-class success. Sites like TedEd or...
I recently attended Nesta's FutureFest event in London. It was a heady mix of everything related to what's next: from food to technology to economics to politics. What really caught my attention, however, was the way in which one particular innovation seemed to have captured the imagination of people across various sectors.
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