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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

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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

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What’s the Trend for Technology Use in the Classroom?


A few weeks ago I met a woman who asked me about “the recent trend in pulling technology out of elementary school classrooms.” For a minute I was kind of speechless. Then I tried to explain to her that all of … Continue reading

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My 100th Post: Balefire Labs and #EdApps


I’ve been a bit off the grid this past week, so my apologies for not writing. That said, this is my 100th blog post! Wow! Thinking back to my first blog post, it’s been a really fun ride. For my … Continue reading

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My First EdCamp in Boston!


This past Saturday I attended EdCamp Boston. It was the first edcamp for me and I’ll confess, I was skeptical. I’ve been to other teacher-centric events before and they’ve often felt like what I always imagined cheerleader camp would feel … Continue reading

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Parents’ thoughts on K12 Mobile Learning!


We know that smart devices and mobile learning are HOT in K12 right now. And here’s what parents have to say (we think they like it!)

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Android Tablet Use in U.S. Schools: A Response


Hey guys, last week I wrote an update about Android tablet use in US schools. Our friend and colleague, Jarrett Volzer, from TabPilot, wrote a very thoughtful and…ahem…LONG…comment on that page. I think Jarrett raises some great points and wanted … Continue reading

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Android Tablet Use in U.S. Schools: An Update


About six months ago I wrote about Android tablets, here, wondering if they would be the next big thing in education. And given what’s been happening in the market since then, I thought it would be a good time to … Continue reading

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Game Apps that I Love to Hate


Do you guys have games that you play on your smartphones or tablets that drive you crazy? You know, the ones that, for the life of you, you can’t figure out WHY IN GOD’S NAME you are wasting your life … Continue reading

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A Physics Education App that Teaches!


One of the complaints I frequently hear from teachers is that there just aren’t very many good high school level science instruction apps out there. And from what I’ve seen, they’re right. There are plenty of science tool apps…like interactive periodic … Continue reading

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