Kindergarten Teaches the World

Ever since I heard about Somersaulting the Classroom for those still on the fence about a total flip, I was intrigued. Could something like this be done with my Kindergarten students? I wasn’t 100% sold on a total flipped classroom with 5 & 6-year-old students but I toyed with the idea all throughout my COETAIL […]

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Bridging the Digital Divide

We live in a digital world, but we’re fairly analog creatures. -Omar Ahmad Just think about the five most important technology trends of the 21st century: search, smartphones, mobile operating systems, media, and the cloud. Now think about whether or not any if of those trends made it into your school? Perhaps, if you’re lucky, […]

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Catch 22: Privacy Convenience & Education

In my last post, I concluded with the wondering of whether or not self-selecting into “Big Data” is unavoidable?  The following TED Talk, What Does a Future Without Secrets Look Like? by Allessandro Acquisti not only answers that question but discusses the willingness of opting into relinquish our privacy for the trade-offs of convenience, entertainment,  and […]

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Purposeful Pedagogy with Tech as a Tool

It’s true that technology has transformed the way we teach and the way students learn. It has revolutionized the world with the way we receive and delivery information.  Its impact is monumental, there’s no doubt, but understanding how technology can be used effectively and purposefully in the classroom now becomes the focus.  It’s important to think […]

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