The Life Cycle of Student Work

What is the life cycle of student work in your class? Does it look like this? When was the last time that a student ran into your class eager to go through a pile of student work? It is my fervant belief that important work does not end up in piles. If we want to … Continue reading The Life Cycle of Student Work

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Defining Paperless 2.0

this article originally appeared on Edudemic. Read the original post here. “I’ve gone paperless!”The transition to the 1:1 classroom regularly goes hand in hand with a call for teachers to go paperless.  The idea is a popular one for schools (and businesses) who can realize quick savings from reduced paper costs and offset the cost … Continue reading Defining Paperless 2.0

Creating a Connected Classroom #CEM13

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ_uT48z9nU&feature=share During October I participated in a series of Connected Educator Events. This one focused on the idea of the connected classroom and how students can benefit when learning is extended beyond the classroom walls.

5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology

The following article originally appeared on Edudemic.  See the original article here. For some, the technology rich classroom is easy to justify. Once you have made the transition and seen the benefits, it is easy to weigh them against the potential risks and worries about the problems resulting from having a room full of devices. … Continue reading 5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom

This article was originally posted on Edudemic. You can read the original post on the Edudemic site here.  When we work with schools embarking on 1:1 programs, losing classroom culture often tops the list of concerns. Teachers worry about too much screen time and lack of face-to-face interaction. Between the two of us, we have … Continue reading When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom

Navigating the First Year in a 1:1 Classroom

This week I was honored to be a Featured Speaker at The EdTechTeacher iPad Summit USA in Atlanta.  I presented a session called "Navigating the 1st Year in a 1:1 Classroom". I have had many requests for my presentation so I will make it available here. My goal was to help teachers to envision their … Continue reading Navigating the First Year in a 1:1 Classroom

The Textbook is Dead, Long Live the Textbook! What 1:1 is doing to Traditional Classroom Resources.

Yep I said it. The days of the traditional textbook are over.  The moment I brought devices into a classroom the textbook fell from its revered place as a THE respectable source of information and was revealed for what it is, a simplified and incomplete narrative of the past. Teachers need to accept some blame … Continue reading The Textbook is Dead, Long Live the Textbook! What 1:1 is doing to Traditional Classroom Resources.

5 Common 1:1 Teacher Mistakes

Putting Tech Before Content- New tech is exciting.  Students (and teachers) will be focused on the new devices.  It is easy to get sidetracked by the excitement. I spent so much time trying to front load all of the setup, sign up and procedure that I lost something essential to my class.  While they were … Continue reading 5 Common 1:1 Teacher Mistakes