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The Battle for Edtech Dominance Heats Up, Part 2

A few weeks ago, I wrote about Apple’s latest move to recapture its foothold in education with their announcement of a new education-focused iPad at $299. If you read my blog post, I expressed some skepticism about Apple’s ability to move the needle back in their favor. Well, it appears that Apple isn’t the only company looking … Continue reading The Battle for Edtech Dominance Heats Up, Part 2

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Involve Everyone in Your Class with These Two Brainstorming Apps

There are lots of brainstorming protocols out there that are designed to encourage free thinking and acceptance of ideas. Nonetheless, some participants are reluctant to ‘put themselves out there’ and share their ideas, partly out of the fear that their ideas will be judged or, worse yet, mocked by peers. This is where web-based brainstorming platforms … Continue reading Involve Everyone in Your Class with These Two Brainstorming Apps

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Peer Instruction – Don’t Give up on the Lecture Yet

The traditional classroom lecture has come under fire lately with calls for student-centered learning, personalization, collaboration, and increased student agency. All these things are great and I wholeheartedly support efforts by teachers to transform their teaching from the traditional to one where teachers act as facilitators for learning. That being said, there are times when … Continue reading Peer Instruction – Don’t Give up on the Lecture Yet

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A Quick Take on Personalized Learning

I had the opportunity to listen to Ken Montgomery, Executive Director of Design Tech High School describe the philosophy and inner workings of his school, including their approach to personalized learning. If you have not heard of personalized learning, it’s an intriguing, yet challenging approach to education in which students have some control over the … Continue reading A Quick Take on Personalized Learning

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AI, Coding, and the New Economy

Two weeks ago, I attended the LearnLaunch conference in Boston. This was an excellent conference with a focus on bringing together an edtech community – from New England and beyond – interested in driving innovation to transform learning and increase achievement using digital technologies. I’d like to highlight two related topics that resonated with me during the conference. … Continue reading AI, Coding, and the New Economy

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