As I posted yesterday, below is the second day's email that I sent out to my faculty on Tuesday of this past week. I hope some of you find this helpful. Email Day 2 - Suggestions Good Tuesday everyone. For my second day of recommendations for engaging our students at home, let’s talk about interactive … Continue reading Covid-19 Educator’s Lockdown Day 2
How do Digital Natives beat their drums? It sounds like the beginning of a bad “Dad” joke. However, in education, every since Marc Prensky coined the term in 2001, there has been non-stop debate about the term Digital Native. Mr. Prensky used the term to rightfully describe a generation of people who had been born … Continue reading How do Digital Natives beat their drums?
As teachers, we all look forward to hearing about what an outside observer sees when they come into our classrooms. Sometimes, we are disappointed when particular parts of our lessons are commented on, especially those parts where we spent an extraordinary amount of time preparing. We get frustrated, upset, in all actuality we tend to … Continue reading Technology Performance Indicators #IMMOOC
What is it that draws us to Technology? As an educator, I find it interesting that while we have a theory of how people adopt technology (the innovation adoption curve of Rogers), we still don’t know why. Rogers’ curve says that there are five levels of adoption: Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, and … Continue reading Technology vs Learning Adoption
How many times have you been reading on social media and seen the acronym SMHL wondering what it stands for? It means “shake my head laughing” and it is something I quietly do regularly at my job. You see, I help teachers design their lessons in order to increase engagement. While I am not laughing … Continue reading Inherent problems with the conceptual understanding of SAMR
Have you ever gone to an elegant restaurant where they have fancy place settings and wondered how people eat off of them? What is this fork for? Why do I have multiple knives? Are these for decoration or eating? And so forth … Well educational curriculum can be thought of in the same way. Most … Continue reading What’s for dinner tonight?
When does the content we as teachers know start to decay? If I were to think of academic content as a rock and society as water, I could draw a great many comparisons. Academic content, like rocks have three choices when they face water.Choice 1: Rocks can sit in one place with no moving water … Continue reading Content Decay