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Category Archives: Instructional Design
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
How Can We Encourage Co-Creation in EdTech?
It’s been a long week for me. I’ve been working on the next big thing that we’re launching next week at Balefire Labs. I won’t give it away here, but suffice it to say that only something really cool brought … Continue reading
Posted in Instructional Design, Learner Behavior, Technology Tagged Adaptive learning, apps, Balefire Labs, Child, Classroom, co-creation, edtech, Education, education apps, Educational technology, implementation, instruction, Instructional design, IOS, IPad, K through 12, Learning, scaffolding 6 Comments
EdTech Reviews: What is an “Objective” Criterion?
For most people this will probably be an incredibly boring post. You’ve been warned. For others, like me, who are very concerned with language in science, and precision of language, this is the post for you. I’ve always described our … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Balefire Labs, Instructional Design Tagged apps, Balefire Labs, Definition, edtech, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, Instructional design, IPad, IPhone, K through 12, Learning, Operational definition, Princeton University, Review site, Thought 9 Comments
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
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Instructional Design, Learner Behavior, Technology Tagged Applied behavior analysis, Behavior, Child, Classroom, Colleges and Universities, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Educators, Instructional design, IPad, K through 12, Learning, Mastery learning, Methods and Theories, mlearning, Student, Student engagement, Time management, Wikipedia 1 Comment
When is Enough, Enough in Education?
This post was written by Dr. Aubrey Daniels and originally appeared on his blog, Aubrey’s Blog. It is reposted here, with his permission and my appreciation. ________________________________________________________________ On NPR this week I heard a report of a study on teacher … Continue reading
Posted in Academics, Instructional Design Tagged Applied behavior analysis, Aubrey Daniels, Behavior Analysis, Classroom, Education, Educators, Instructional design, K through 12, Kate Walsh, Learning, Montgomery County Public Schools, NAEP, National Assessment of Educational Progress, National Council on Teacher Quality, Student, Teacher, teaching, United States 2 Comments
Competency-Based Education and Me.
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 … 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 4 Comments
The Problems with Free Educational Apps
I was talking to a school superintendent last week about how her district selects iPad apps for use in the classrooms. She said that the first thing they do is separate the free from the paid apps…and then they go … Continue reading
Creating Effective (and Successful) Educational Apps!
I often get my inspiration for blog posts by reading the blog posts of others…and today is no exception. Yesterday, on the Edudemic blog, Jeff Dunn wrote a post called A Roadmap for Successful Educational App Development. His list is … Continue reading
Posted in App Reviews & Recs, Balefire Labs, Instructional Design, Technology, Uncategorized Tagged Android, App Store, Apple, apps, Education, education apps, education technology, Educational technology, Edudemic, Instructional design, IPad, IPhone, ITunes Store, Jeff Dunn, Teacher, Technology 6 Comments