Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bizarro World: Is Algebra Necessary?


I had a whole other post planned for today, but it got bumped because yesterday I, like many of you, read the strangest op/ed piece that I think I’ve ever read in the NY Times.  And that’s saying something.  In … Continue reading

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How to Choose Educational Apps?


I’ve been fooling around in the app store a lot lately.  Maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I find it fascinating to see what is out there in the educational app world.

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Originally posted on The Contemplative Mammoth:
I notice it all the time– on Facebook, in the comments of a science blog, over family gatherings, or listening to a radio talk show. Someone, maybe you, is patiently trying to explain how…

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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Digital Content for Education


There is just so much digital content out there … a simple Google search reveals hundreds of education technology companies offering digital content products. And the difficult part for teachers and parents is that the claims these companies make all … Continue reading

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This is a really interesting article about the shifting intersection of traditional publishing and education technology. What do you think the future of publishing is? And what do you think the time horizon is?

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Three Revised Things to Unlearn About Learning


Tina Barseghian wrote a nice piece today for Mind Shift about Will Richardson‘s 2012 ISTE presentation.  I often find myself disagreeing with Will’s posts on his site and this time is no exception.  My biggest point of disagreement with Will … 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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