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The longer you pretend

The longer you pretend

Shelley Owen commented yesterday that a teacher said to her that “[technology] is not in our contract.” Wow. It’s one thing to say as an educator, “I understand I need to do this but I need more help and/or support.” It’s another to say, “That’s not part of my job.” I don’t know the specifics of the...

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5 great slides about technology, learning, and change

5 great slides about technology, learning, and change

Upcoming travel and events December 3-5 – International School of Amsterdam, The Netherlands February 3 – Virginia Is for Learners Innovation Network, TBD, VA February 25-26 – Missouri Educational Technology Leaders CTO Clinic, TBD, MO March 10-13 – Central & Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary June 8-9 – Roanoke County Public...

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Educational technology should be about learning, not control

Educational technology should be about learning, not control

JogNog did a short survey of more than 150 teachers and principals across America. One of the questions it asked was, “What are your three biggest challenges to being a great teacher?” The top two responses were motivating students and student behavioral issues. Over at Education Rethink, Steve from Jognog said, “The technology can create even more...

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Aurasma: What could you do with augmented reality in your school? [VIDEO]

Last fall I demonstrated a couple of augmented reality (AR) apps to some of my workshop participants at the NESA Leadership Conference in Athens, Greece (yes, we were there during the riots). One of those apps was Aurasma, which allows you to connect digital content with real-world objects. No company-provided cardboard squares to lose, no special paper...

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Kids demand next-generation learning [VIDEO]

I think I’m with both Dean and Scott on this one — I DON’T think kids really can articulate a better vision for schools than teachers can. That’s a part of the whole “digital immigrant/digital native” fallacy. But I’ll also probably use this video in my presentations because they DO resonate with teachers — they...

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Bridging our future [VIDEO]

July 25, 2012 by Scott McLeod 3 Comments Apparently it’s video day here at Dangerously Irrelevant! Here’s a recent video, Bridging Our Future, in which Intel envisions the future of education. Happy viewing!