Tag Archives: Behavior

How Does Google Autocomplete EdTech Terms?


Did you all see the image online about each state’s biggest stereotype, according to Google’s autocomplete feature in search? If you missed it, here’s the image from the Huffington Post.

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What is Student Engagement? And What Should it Be?


Maybe those seems like weird questions. But they’ve been bouncing around in my head for a while now. I hear a lot of people talk about student engagement as a goal, but I get the impression that not everyone means … Continue reading

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Game Apps that I Love to Hate


Do you guys have games that you play on your smartphones or tablets that drive you crazy? You know, the ones that, for the life of you, you can’t figure out WHY IN GOD’S NAME you are wasting your life … Continue reading

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Newtown Violence: A Defense of Autism Spectrum Disorders


I remember when I first heard the description of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza on the radio.  “Quiet student, kept to himself, carried a briefcase at school.”  “Oh no,” I thought to myself, “Asperger’s.”  Nobody was talking about a potential developmental … Continue reading

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Attention problem? Let’s blame classroom technology!


I don’t know how I managed to miss this story, but did you all see the piece in the NY Times a few weeks ago, Technology Changing How Students Learn, Teachers Say?  If you didn’t, you should check it out.  The … Continue reading

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Intrinsic vs. Extrinsic Motivation…a false dichotomy?


I had a fascinating “debate” of sorts with some of my Twitter colleagues two weeks ago. We were discussing the recent article, Freakonomics Goes to School and Teaches Us the Right Way to Bribe Kids, that appeared in The Atlantic … Continue reading

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Apply! Apply! Apply!


“Today we are fortunate to have a guest blogger, Dr. Melisa (Missy) Reed from Marshall University.  Missy is an expert in Special Education and Behavior Disorders and has trained many teachers and helped many families over the years.  Her real … Continue reading

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