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Author Archives: karen mahon
In Education Technology, ‘Creation or Content’ is the Wrong Question
In education technology circles, and particularly as it relates to use of iPads and apps, I’ve sure heard a lot of discussion about creation versus content. I’ve been thinking about it and wanted to chime in from a learning sciences … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Technology Tagged Educational technology, K through 12, teaching 3 Comments
A Stranger in a Strange Land (with apologies to Robert Heinlein)
Originally posted on Behavior Analysis and Technology:
I had a really interesting discussion today with a kids’ learning app developer. She was upset because her app, which got rave reviews from a number of other review sites, had received a…
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A critique of PBL and the ‘new’ pedagogies
This is a wonderful post about evidence-based instruction and the “new” pedagogies. I encourage anyone who want to structure their instruction around student performance data (not to be confused with high stakes assessment data) to read this. Don’t be sucked … Continue reading
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Thought I’d share this recent guest blog post that I wrote for EdTech Digest. App integration in the classroom is a challenge for so many teachers…hope this helps! EdTech Digest 5 questions for integrating apps in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN … Continue reading
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Creating a Content Strategy for Mobile Devices in the Classroom
I feel so fortunate to have been asked by the Center on Innovations in Learning (CIL), at Temple University, to prepare a classroom guide for content strategy and mobile devices. As most of you know, this has been a long-time passion … Continue reading
3-Minute Video Explaining the Common Core
I really enjoyed this simple (and, I thought, elegant) explanation of why the Common Core State Standards are important! See what you think….
Posted in Academics Tagged academics, assessment, CCSS, common core, Common Core State Standards Leave a comment
Who is Education’s Customer?
Today I attended a session about the relationships between business and education. The session was put on by the Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education, a non-profit group that does really good work in my state to improve education on the … Continue reading
Who are these people who are against learning facts?
This post is simply outstanding…Harry Webb captures the precise problem with new kinds of “progressive” education. Many of the comments are also fantastic, so take the time to check those out as well.
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inBloom & Net Neutrality: I’ve Got the Blues
Two things happened in the news this week that have me really bummed out. The first is that inBloom announced that it is winding down. The purpose of inBloom was to be a data repository for student data; a resource … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Technology Tagged edtech, Education, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, inBloom, internet, Net Neutrality, Performance, Technology 2 Comments
Educators Are Worried About the Wrong Thing With “Big Data”
It seems that we are awash in data in education, especially edtech, lately. I’m a big data junkie, so I find it tremendously exciting. With the advances in technology we have the opportunity to collect real-time performance data at a … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Design, Technology Tagged Analytics, Big data, data, data analysis, edtech, Education, Educational technology, Learning, learning analytics, teaching 5 Comments