Surely you’ve heard of 3D printing, which is the printing of objects out of materials like plastic, concrete, and even steel. But did you know the technology has been around since the 1970s?
Or perhaps even more surprising is the fact that soon we will be progressing to the next stage of this technology: 4D printing.
It’s hard to believe the technology has been around that long, let alone that we’re naturally progressing to the next phase in its evolution, but it’s all true. So, what is 4D printing? And how is it different from 3D printing? We’ll break it down for you....
There are a lot of amazing blogs out there, written by dedicated school librarians. Blogs are a great tool to incorporate into the school library. It is important to not only create a blog for your media center, but to encourage the other teachers in your building to create a blog for their classes. Unfortunately, "we're…
Aww that touching moment when a 1st yr TL says she wrote about your blog in grad school! Thank you
From Fitbits to the Apple Watch, wearable technologies have become incredibly popular with consumers.
Many large organizations, intrigued by the extraordinary value that wearables can deliver, are looking to bring them into the enterprise as well. Wearables can help both large businesses and public-sector enterprises save money, boost productivity, improve safety and enhance learning, researchers and analysts say.
Maybe we haven't seen a big announcement about this because they're quietly working out the quirks. Shows up for me on Firefox but not on Chrome. Shows up for me on one of my Gmail acounts but not on the other. Must be logged into Google to use - but so far, so cool!
May not be launched outsize the US - so we're first to see this. OR...it could go away tomorrow!
Either way, you heard it from me first, so give it a whirl! ;-)
The rate of change in the business world today is greater than our ability to respond. In a world that is often described as VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and ambiguous), there are major tectonic shifts that demand a new mindset of leadership.
Across diverse districts I have asked teachers how they like to learn and what they want out of their professional learning opportunities. Over and over I hear the same kinds of responses and wishes for how they could learn. There is a deep desire to develop their practice, not just be talked to but be inspired, valued, and pushed to take their practice to the next level. To help teachers shift their practices and make learning experiences for their students the best they can be, these are the desired characteristics of professional learning that shifts practices:
These 10 characteristics likely do not come as a surprise as they align with much of what we know about the power of purpose, motivation, and empowerment in learning. The problem is that they so rarely represent how teachers learn despite what we know. Why?! Well, most often because it requires leaders and designers of these experiences to trust the learners, be flexible to meet their needs, allow for diverse pathways and be open to new ideas.
Often pressed for time and trying to fit it all in, many take short cuts to ensure that they have covered it all rather that engage in deep learning. Another challenge is that many have not truly experienced this type of learning in their formal education, which makes it hard to imagine how to create new and better experiences. Without new models, people tend to revert back and recreate their own experiences.
Indeed, school libraries transform. We know our students’ stories, and we know the transformative nature of our work. But do we articulate these stories enough? And to the right people? How can we use data to showcase the real effort... Read More ›
“ Researchers at the University of Waterloo have found that drawing pictures of information that needs to be remembered is a strong and reliable strategy to enhance memory. “We pitted drawing against a number of other known encoding strategies, but drawing always came out on top,” said the study’s lead author, Jeffrey Wammes, PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology. “We believe that the benefit arises because drawing helps to create a more cohesive memory trace that better integrates visual, motor and semantic information.””
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This week's Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week was about how to create screencast videos on an Android device. Shortly after posting that tip I had some people ask how to create a screencast of an iPad screen. There are a couple of ways that you can create a screencast video of your iPad's screen.
If you ask a student what makes him or her successful in school, you probably won’t hear about some fantastic new book or video lecture series. Most likely you will hear something like, “It was all Mr. Jones. He just never gave up on me.”
What students take away from a successful education usually centers on a personal connection with a teacher who instilled passion and inspiration for their subject. It’s difficult to measure success, and in the world of academia, educators are continually re-evaluating how to quantify learning. But the first and most important question to ask is:
Are teachers reaching their students? Here are 25 things successful educators do differently.
The theory of multiple intelligences, developed by Dr. Howard suggests that the traditional idea of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. It differentiates our intelligence into the primary attributes we possess. The theory may help us figure out how to succeed in learning and life. All people have varying levels of aptitude in each of the multiple intelligences. Which is your dominating intelligence? Find out here:
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