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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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What Now


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! edtechdigest.com 5 questions for integrating apps in the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | … Continue reading

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2014 – Finalists & Winners


Friends, just had to share this today….my company, Balefire Labs, won the Cool Tool Award for Best New EdTech Product or Service for 2014 from EdTech Digest! We are beyond excited! edtechdigest.com EdTech Digest Awards Program 2014 | Spirit of … Continue reading

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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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The Single iPad Classroom


Originally posted on Elementary Ed Tech!:
Both of the schools I serve have “Single iPad Classrooms”. The teachers all have iPads, and, on one campus there is a mobile cart of 30 iPads that is shared on a check-out basis.…

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2013 – My blog in review!


I thought this was a pretty fun report created for my by WordPress. Thought it might interest some of you other bloggers! Want to give a special shout out to the top five commenters on my blog this year. Big … Continue reading

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Things 2013


It seems so hard to believe that a whole year has passed since my last “favorite things” post. But for me, it’s been a pretty insane year, filled with an amazing number of ups and downs, tons of work, and … Continue reading

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The long and damaging shadow of Interactive Whiteboards


Originally posted on Distant Ramblings on the Horizon:
It’s a good job everybody had already made their bonfire night plans cos after yesterday I suspect that many schools would have come back after half-term to find smouldering piles of Interactive…

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There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t


I really enjoyed this piece. We know that everyone can learn…and we know that optimizing the learning conditions and providing plenty of practice opportunities make a big difference. Competencies and capabilities are not fixed in something called “intelligence!”

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