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Can you tell me how to get to Learning Street?

Can you tell me how to get to Learning Street?

Postman wrote: “…We now know that Sesame Street encourages children to love school only if school is like Sesame Street.  Which is to say, we now know that Sesame Street undermines what the traditional idea of schooling represents.”  The idea that Sesame Street undermines traditional schooling has merit when you look at it in the broader context…

Chrome Extensions in the Classroom

Chrome Extensions in the Classroom

My well-documented technological woes are the bane of my existence as a teacher but I know how important it is to do my best to incorporate technology for the benefit of my students.  When I discover or “finally” master an app or a program, I feel a huge sense of accomplishment.  None of it comes…

Making a Connection

Making a Connection

Our blog challenge this week was to examine which theories of knowledge and learning underpin our teaching philosophy and classroom practice and to explore how those beliefs shifted or changed over the course of  our teaching career thus far.  In addition to the readings from Ertmer & Newby, Siemens, and Benjes-Small & Archer,  another trip…

Welcome to the (Technology) Jungle

Welcome to the (Technology) Jungle

Our task this week was to develop a contemporary definition of educational technology and describe how our understanding of ed tech has been shaped.  I would define ed tech as technology that is used to enhance or promote teaching and learning through a variety of tools and methods, varying in delivery.  As for how my…

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