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Author: Michael Graham

Bringing School into the Palm of your Hands

Bringing School into the Palm of your Hands

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

A blast from the past

A blast from the past

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

Ed Tech – A Historical Perspective

Ed Tech – A Historical Perspective

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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