Monthly Archives: August 2012

U.S. Schools with the Best Technology…and Everything Else


  Ever wondered about this?  I don’t know what got me thinking about it, really, but I started wondering about technology in Department of Defense schools.  Maybe it’s because it’s Labor Day weekend and I always associate Labor Day with … Continue reading

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Motion Math Fractions App Works!


Friday a colleague sent me a research study…I was super excited because it’s an effectiveness study for an app that has been getting a lot of attention recently, Motion Math. Before reading the research study, I bought the app myself … Continue reading

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Intrinsic Motivation can be Aversive


A few days ago, a friend of mine, Matt Welch, wrote something on his blog that totally blew my mind. There’s been so much conversation lately, on this blog and others, debating the use and value of intrinsic and extrinsic … Continue reading

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The Scourge of Suspending Kids with Disabilities


I read an article in the NY Times this past week that made me really angry.  I don’t tend to get angry much….irritated, frustrated, outraged, yes, but not often angry.  Some of you may have seen the article, Suspensions Are Higher … Continue reading

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Originally posted on From experience to meaning…:
First of all, for everybody who thinks that digital natives exist, do read this. But the real question is if different generations need different forms of instructional design. Many people do think this…

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Goodbye Teacher


Last week I was reading a blog that discussed different teaching methodologies.  One of those methods was Programmed Instruction (PI), a method that was developed by B.F. Skinner.  PI dates back to the 1950s when Skinner developed his Teaching Machine. … Continue reading

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Five Tips for Using Student Response Systems for Formative Assessment


This post originally appeared on the Promethean Planet community blog on May 17, 2012.   There are a few redundancies with another of my posts, Top 12 Best Practices for Clickers in the Classroom, but the current post endeavors to focus specifically … Continue reading

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