Forward:Let me first admit: I try very hard to multi-task. I see my job as a constant juggling act, managing communications, projects and sitting through meetings. I describe to others who ask how my day went as a constant skimming of the surface of tasks – spend 5 minutes on Project A until Project B rears … Continue reading I’ll have that project completed by….
There have been numerous studies (1, 2, 3, etc.) to support the learning process that takes place for children watching [educational] television, like Sesame Street. Many of these studies outline the disparity between learning at school form other learning in ‘real life’. Children only spend 6 hours a day, 10 months a year attending formal … Continue reading Bringing School into the Palm of your Hands
In a teacher’s life, there are some lessons that rear their heads annually. Others come up every few years. Coding using Logo is one of those infrequently-used lessons that I have had experience with. Flashback to 2003. In my high school Computer Science course, our teacher, who I fondly recalled lessons from in the past, … Continue reading A blast from the past
It was a dark and stormy night a mere 10 years ago… August 24, 2008 in a remote fly-in First Nation community in Northern Ontario. The night before my first class as a ‘real’ teacher. I had spent nearly a week getting my new classroom set up, poring through resources and setting up the ‘best’ … Continue reading Making Learning Meaningful
Molenda mentioned that humans have used technological innovation to make teaching easier for themselves. The more advanced the technology, the seemingly easier teaching became. In order to fully qualify my understanding of educational technology, a brief history can help clarify my perspectives. I grew up through the 80s and 90s in a fairly remote (read: … Continue reading Ed Tech – A Historical Perspective →
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