Redefinition in E Major (REM?)

Last week I attended a workshop that drew together Challenge Based Learning, online learning, and Ruben Puentedura's SAMR model of technology adoption.  As always, there was a lot of conversation around how applications of different technologies to learning in context is classified as Substitution, Augmentation, Modification,

Nobody goes online anymore

Here is an interesting article I came across from All Things Digital. Adds to the fact that being 'online' is something that just 'is' now, wether we realise it or not. I guess that means I'm online 24/7 - scary!

Google Chrome Addons (and Little Alchemy)

Just a heads up for anyone that wasn't aware - Google Chrome's addons, available from the Chrome store, are a great way to customise your browser and streamline your workflow. Addons are imported as large icons that are visible when you open a new tab. and

Khan Academy – The Downside

Many of us know of The Khan Academy already; a place to view tutorial videos on secondary school mathematics. The Washington Post recently published an article citing many of the pitfalls to learning via videos such as the ones in Khan Academy.   I think the

Five Jobs that Don’t Exist Yet

  Back to school next week.  Here's a nice little piece of reading to infuse into your thoughts to begin the new semester. When I was at high  school, the standard line trotted out to us at parent information evenings and during career education was that

LINK: Will Richardson on the role of technology in Lifelong Learning

For those who attended our workshops this week, here's a nice bit of reading on why it's so important that teachers immerse themselves in the world of online networks, web publishing, and deliberately managing digital reputations. Richardson suggests that the visibility & transparency that comes with

10 Important Skills Students need for the Future

Educational Technology Guy: 10 Important Skills Students need for the Future. What skills will our students need as they enter the workforce of the future? Read this list and add you thoughts. A summary map of the skills:     

Socrative | Student Response System | App for iPad

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker. My Room # Socrative is a smart student response system that lets you easily and quickly create and conduct quizzes. You can

iMovie Trailers on the iPad

iMovie on the iPad is a great creation tool for both teachers and students. You can quickly and easily use the movie trailer feature to create dynamic video presentations. Have your students create trailers to review or summarise an event or concept. Capture some short video

Online Safety: Sharing Personal Information

Talking to kids about staying safe online can be a tricky one.  Today's young people have an unprecedented level of opportunity to engage with information, activity, and each other in an online environment - an environment that is often only sparsely populated with adults for guidance

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