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WOW in the World is a new NPR podcast for young learners. The series will focus on STEM topics. This is the first NPR program for elementary and middle school learners.
“Free is good” (Bethany Ray) – a recent Edutopia article – provides a nice explanation of OER (open educational resources) for the novice. The explanation argues the benefits of OER in contrast to commercial materials and suggests OER provides educators … Continue reading
I have long argued that a great way to address stereotypes regarding the potential of technology is to show educators striking counter-examples. To many, sitting in a classroom or a lab staring at a computer is the stereotypes I have … Continue reading
The city of Chicago now hosts educational content on climate change that was removed from the EPA site. While this could have been done with heavily political overtones, the sites thanks the EPA for the content and says nothing else about … Continue reading
If having great teachers in the classroom is so important, why then is $2.4 billion in federal funding for teacher preparation, the third-largest federal K-12 program in the country, on the chopping block? The present administration has proposed a 9 … Continue reading
I am more and more impressed by the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa. Like most owners, I am willing to say that most of those capabilities go unused. I do the same things over and over. Like play music. I fail … Continue reading
I have a sense, that for one reason or another, educators who work at the secondary level make less use of technology in their teaching. I reach this conclusion from the active participation of teacher conversations I observe online. What … Continue reading
My personal take on tools for adding various types of annotations and prompts to existing online resources has emphasized the educational potential for teachers and students. I see these tools as ways to convert information resources (web pages, online video) … Continue reading
Apple Keynote (computer or tablet) has been upgraded to allow a slide deck to be shareable. This requires that the file is saved in iCloud. The controls (available under the share menubar option) allows the file to be shared in … Continue reading
I have written several posts on the opportunities in the use of the microblogging platform Mastodon. I see Mastodon as more than a Twitter clone. A recent post from Seth Kenton provides an extensive review and description of Mastodon.