Tag Archives: Instructional design

In Defense of Homework


I’ve been reading quite a few anti-homework articles lately.  Is this something new?  Have I just been missing it?  It seems like in the blink of an eye we went from everyone being pro-flipping the classroom (with its requisite video-watching … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Starting an Education Blog


One of my twitter pals, Scott Smith (@smith5987), asked me how I got started writing a blog.  It turns out that Scott is also interested in writing a blog but hasn’t yet gotten over that “start-up” hump.  And all of … Continue reading

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Stirring the Pot in Education!


Wow, I knew that this whole social media thing was powerful.  But something happened to me yesterday that I never could have predicted! I wrote a post earlier this summer called Three Revised Things to Unlearn about Learning.  One reader … Continue reading

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Karen Mahon appears on eLearn Chat!


I was delighted to be invited to appear on eLearning Chat today by Rick Zanotti, the host.  What a fun experience it was.  Rick and co-host Dawn Mahoney put me right at ease.  And I got to talk about one … Continue reading

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Motion Math Fractions App Works!


Friday a colleague sent me a research study…I was super excited because it’s an effectiveness study for an app that has been getting a lot of attention recently, Motion Math. Before reading the research study, I bought the app myself … Continue reading

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Five Questions to Ask When Choosing Digital Content for Education


There is just so much digital content out there … a simple Google search reveals hundreds of education technology companies offering digital content products. And the difficult part for teachers and parents is that the claims these companies make all … Continue reading

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Top 10 eLearning Design Principles Compared


Today I was over on Jason Renshaw’s blog, English Raven. He posted a cool idea: to compare your top 10 elearning design principles to those of Kineo, an elearning solutions provider.  Not only am I copying his idea, I’m copying … Continue reading

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Three Terrible Truths about Teachers, Exposed!


Something’s been bugging me lately…and at 5:00 this morning I woke up realizing what it is. It’s not really something that I didn’t know…sadly I’ve had many opportunities to observe it firsthand.  So here’s what it is: Education Technology companies … Continue reading

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Khan and other Education “Revolutions”


Just out of curiosity I looked up the word “revolution” on Dictionary.com today.  Here are the top three definitions: Rev·o·lu·tion [rev-uh-loo-shuhn] ; noun 1. an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by … Continue reading

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It Works for the Corporate World Too!


Last week we talked about the learner always being “right,” and we really were discussing K12 classrooms.  But it’s so important to remember that this applies to any learning situation.

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