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Access “How people learn”

I find the concept of teacher as instructional designer useful, particularly when it comes to converting online content into a learning resource. I was reviewing a blog post on this topic (Instructional Design Starter Pack) and reviewed the sources for … Continue reading

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Question Stems

I like question stems. Stems are helpful to educators as reminders of the different kinds of questions they might ask and stems can be offered to students as a way to help them generate ways to evaluate their understanding and … Continue reading

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YouTube Capabilities to Change

Google has announced that the editor and slide show tools are being removed as of September. These are capabilities that are attractive in schools because the video tools cost nothing to use. A notice now appears when these tools are … Continue reading

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Buyer beware and aware

After a tech discussion with a Best Buy guy yesterday, Cindy decided we were being overcharged for our home access. She was told we would receive a considerably lower rate by switching from CenturyLink to Comcast. She called Centurylink today … Continue reading

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Resistance to science

Once in a while, I read something I know is intended to be helpful, but I wonder whether the author’s attempts to find middle ground has really been helpful. This is the case with a recent post from the “Deans … Continue reading

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GoOpen and other “sharing” services

When the Office of Educational Technology launched #GoOpen, representatives held an information session at ISTE. After the presentation, I spent some time with the representative expressing my concerns with the assumptions of the initiative. Among other issues I asked about … Continue reading

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Summer is the most unequal time

NPR has provided an interesting education story about schools that allow students to take school devices home over the summer. The opportunity is provided to address the “summer slide” – the loss of learning known to occur over the summer. … Continue reading

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In-group jargon

I came across this post on academic jargon while reading a higher ed blog post. The post reminded me of something I had read describing introductory texts in my own discipline (psychology). The comment was that there were more new … Continue reading

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RSS and Feedly

I have this sense that educators rely too heavily on Twitter to identify useful professional information. While there is some benefit to the discovery that results from the randomness of crowd experiences, I still think there is value in a … Continue reading

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Recommended summer reading – books about education

Here is the second in my recommendations for books educators might read this summer. This set focuses on books about educational practice. Kahn – The One Room Schoolhouse – this might now be described as an oldie, but goodie. This … Continue reading

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