Here’s a fun infographic for a Friday, originally posted on Edudemic.com. I’m fascinated by the surge in smart device use in classrooms, as you know, and for a few years I’ve been predicting (we’ll see how this works out for me) that smart phone use at school will surpass and eventually extinguish tablet use. I could be totally off base, but it just seems to me that with so many kids already having smart phones and with the price points being more affordable that it will eventually happen…especially in the developing global markets. So I’m curious to see which company will solve the interoperability problem across smartphone platforms…if someone can do it there’s big money to be made in the BYOD market, that’s for sure!
So take a look at this infographic and see if some of the future possibilities don’t blow your mind! Can you imagine some of those integrated solutions being used by students in the classroom?? Whoa! Continue reading
Posted in Technology
Tagged Android, Apple, BYOD, Canalys, Education, Educational technology, Google, IPad, IPhone, Microsoft, Smart device, Smartphone, Technology
Seems like I’ve been having a lot of interesting firsts lately…my first EdCamp last week, my first zip lining a few weeks ago (it was fun!) and now my first MOOC. For those new to the term (which hopefully isn’t too many of you at this point!), MOOC is an acronym for the biggest and, arguably, most disruptive movement in education today: Massive Open Online Courses. Continue reading
Posted in Technology, Academics
Tagged Crash Course, Distance education, Distance Learning, Education, education technology, Educational technology, EdX, elearning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massive open online course, mlearning, MOOC, online learning, Stanford University
This past Saturday I attended EdCamp Boston. It was the first edcamp for me and I’ll confess, I was skeptical. I’ve been to other teacher-centric events before and they’ve often felt like what I always imagined cheerleader camp would feel like: lots of “rah rah,” but not much substance. I’d heard a lot of hype about how great edcamps are, so I was anxious to see for myself. Continue reading
Posted in Professional Development, Technology
Tagged Android, Apple, Boston, Classroom, Dan, Dan Callahan, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, implementation, IOS, IPad, K through 12, Saturday, Session musician, Student, Teacher, teaching, Technology
We know that smart devices and mobile learning are HOT in K12 right now. And here’s what parents have to say (we think they like it!) Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Technology
Tagged Android, App Store, Apple, apps, Child, Classroom, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, IOS, IPad, IPhone, iTunes, K through 12, Learning, mlearning, mobile, Student
Creativity is a complex subject. To say the least. It’s also a topic that creates a great deal of conflict. I’ve been thinking about creativity for a long time as it applies to learning and education. I’m not really sure that we all would agree on what creativity is, but everyone seems to agree that it’s good. I always find that fascinating. So I did some poking around to see what some definitions of creativity are, as a starting point. Here’s a sampling of what I found.
Posted in Academics, Learner Behavior
Tagged Basic skills, Child, Classroom, creativity, Education, Gary Marcus, Instructional design, K through 12, Learning, London, Merriam-Webster, Performance, Student, Studio 360, Teacher, teaching, University of Georgia, WBUR
I really enjoyed this graphic, which originally appeared on OnlineUniversities.com, so wanted to share it with you all here. We’re making huge progress with technology in the classroom. Isn’t it awesome? Continue reading
Posted in Technology
Tagged Android, Apple, Education, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, elearning, IOS, IPad, IPhone, K through 12, online university, onlineuniversities, tablets, Technology
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I’m kind of liking this competency-based education thing.
I think I’ve been behind the curve on this, because it’s only really come to my attention recently. And when I did a little more reading for this post, I could see that it’s been around for a little while now. It looks like it started primarily in higher education and has been making its way into K12. Continue reading
Posted in Assessment, Instructional Design
Tagged Applied behavior analysis, Associate degree, Carnegie Unit and Student Hour, Education, Instructional design, Learning, Mastery learning, Performance, Southern New Hampshire University, Student, United States Department of Education, US Department of Education
Hey guys, last week I wrote an update about Android tablet use in US schools. Our friend and colleague, Jarrett Volzer, from TabPilot, wrote a very thoughtful and…ahem…LONG…comment on that page. I think Jarrett raises some great points and wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to read it, so am posting it here for all. Thanks, Jarrett!
Karen, as the developer of the TabPilot Tablet Manager system that you reviewed here. I read this entry with great interest and have been giving it some thought over the past few days. Of course, we’re pleased to see more and more capable Android hardware that can compete with the iPad, as the early attempts were just not even in the same ballpark. But what I’ve been thinking about the most is your analysis on the educational apps themselves. Continue reading
Posted in Technology
Tagged Android, Apple, Education, education apps, Educational technology, Google, iBooks, instruction, IOS, IPad, Khan Academy, Student, Tablet computer, TabPilot, Technology