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  • Against Technology Integration
  • Extending understanding
  • Rewordify
  •   Technology integration is a noble-sounding aim, but it is a concept that does not go far enough.    Picture technology integration as a ham and cheese sandwich. The ham is the content and the cheese is the technology. The ham and cheese remain two separate things. You can pull...

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  • This is my new home. Or at least, this is the stereotype of my new home.   Truth be told, this is the view out  my kitchen window: Two weeks ago today, I arrived in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. I’ve started a new job as a Digital Learning...

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  • Collaborative Google Doc Notes for this Session   Transmedia storytelling for earcos pdf from Robin Montgomery Loading…

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  • Do you ever have your students use an electronic resource that has written vocabulary that is a bit too challenging? Rewordify.com is a website that simplifies English so readers can understand more. You can paste text into a box on the rewordify website to simplify it, or you can put a...

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Do we need math?

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October 5, 2013
Do we need math?

Newcastle University Professor of Educational Technology Sugata Mitra asks if arithmetic will be a sport in 2061 in Good’s “Future Learning Short Documentary.” In the same way that handling guns and riding a horse were necessary life skills a few hundred years ago and are hobbies now, will mathematics go from a necessary life...
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Uncomfortable pictures

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September 23, 2013

Just a few quick thoughts – Lately I’ve been tracking news through images on twitter and in other locations. I’m piecing together in my mind how pictures tell news stories, even without much knowledge of what the words around them say. Yesterday I was caught up in the awful article in Rolling Stone “Sexting, Shame...
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Pulse in a minute

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September 21, 2013
Pulse in a minute

I have tried and failed at using a half-dozen different RSS readers. Usually I get hung up in the process of setting them up. I used to have a google reader account for reading student blog posts, but it was too plain. I started to set up digg for COETAIL, but I just could...
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Fighting my own prejudices

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September 13, 2013
Fighting my own prejudices

“We live in a screen age, and to say to a kid, ‘I’d love for you to look at a book but I hate it when you look at the screen’ is just bizarre. It reflects our own prejudices and comfort zone.”     ~Mark Prensky, Education and Technology Writer I am engaged in...
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