There seems to be some controversy raging over the use of so-called ‘presentation software’ such as Microsoft’s PowerPoint and others. In 2003, National Public Radio estimated that there were approximately 10 million computers in primary and secondary schools equipped with … Continue readingRead More
Technology in the Classroom
In the time of the iPhone, tablet computers and shrinking portable music players, science and technology in the classroom have gone into overdrive. Schools are now requiring students, as young as elementary-age, to have laptops in the classroom. What will … Continue readingRead More
Sigh. Is it just me, or does the current hyper-focus on technology in the classroom leave anyone else just a little bit cold? Tech-hungry teachers and students are licking their chops. Design fanatics are genuflecting at the feet of Steve … Continue readingRead More
For most of us, the idea of an effective education in a modern classroom immediately evokes the use of computers and electronics in the classroom. In my own classes, I use both high and low-tech methods to teach astronomy and … Continue readingRead More
Software and Business A lot of people love lynda.com to learn software. I’ve been a big fan for several years. However, another site I love is creativelive.com. Similar to lynda.com, creativelive is more than just learning about software. They have classes that relate to business and education. The nice thing about creativelive is… Read More
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of learning and guiding the learning of others, such as our kids, is that many of the “obvious” things to do sometimes just don’t work. They should. Everyone seems to agree. But they don’t. And for years I’ve been asking why. My first hint… Read More
We recently covered standardized testing, and all of the associated pitfalls, and while it can be easy to know what you don’t like about rigorously testing students, the next question often becomes, “okay, so how do we replace it?” That’s where it becomes a bit trickier. For all of… Read More
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