Tag Archives: Instructional design

Worksheets: BAD. Technology: GOOD. An Analysis.


I was skimming through my twitter feed the other day and saw a tweet that stopped me dead in my tracks. I can’t quote it verbatim now, but it said something like this: Worksheets allow teachers to pretend that they’re … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Competency Education…I Think I’m in Love


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Best of 2012 – These are a few of my favorite things!


It seems like everyone has a “Best of” list going right now as we wrap up 2012…so why not me too?  Here is some of what I’ve really enjoyed this year… Blogs: GigaOm: I love this blog. It is just … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Accelerator….We’re In! Woo Hoo!


I haven’t been nearly as good as I should have been lately with blogging.  But I have a good excuse.  Honest. Most of you have seen my other posts where I do product reviews and give feedback about what I … Continue reading

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Beyond Sal Khan: Education Innovators Doing Great Work!


As I mentioned in my last post, I was recently on a short holiday with my husband in Grenada. Beautiful place, very relaxing. On our connection in Miami I had the urge to get a fluffy magazine, so I wandered … Continue reading

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Numerosity: review of a new Math app from ThoughtBox!


Today I’m so fortunate to be blogging to you from the West Indian island of Grenada…the Spice Island…where there are frequent reminders of the fact that the issues we debate here on this blog truly are “first-world problems.” This week … Continue reading

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Algebra, Chocolate-Covered Broccoli and Insanity


As all of you know by now, I spend quite a bit of my time reviewing ed tech products.  And as I’ve been reviewing educational apps I’ve always wondered what would happen when the day came when the material got … Continue reading

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5 Low-Tech Ways to Increase Engagement in Lectures


Today I attended a two-hour workshop put on by a local government agency that shall go unnamed, to protect the not-so-innocent.  It was a good workshop.  I was interested in the topic and I learned a few new things.  That … Continue reading

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