Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

10 Ways People are Using iPads

I've been looking a lot at iPads and tablets as I'm hoping to get one in the near future so that I can start exploring mobile learning. I came across this link to some videos on how people are using iPads---very interesting! I had seen the finger painting video before but some of the other ones - particularly the light video are pretty cool.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers | Video on TED.com

As someone who suffered through math as a kid, this talk gave some interesting food for thought. I have always felt that we tend to disassociate meaning and authenticity in the way we teach math in education. I think some educators who are trying to move in this direction through robotics, programming, etc - which by the way tend to be extracurricular activities - would concur with Wolfram's thesis. Here's the TED Talk link:
Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers | Video on TED.com
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Sunday, November 14, 2010

EdWeek 10/11/2010 Article: How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning?

How Do You Define 21st-Century Learning?
I particularly like Diane Ravitch's response

Change Agent - Will Richardson interview in Education Week

Change Agent

Lots of food for thought in this article that encourages me to think that maybe what we have been doing in our technology course is a step in the right direction. That is, creating a web presence - a personal learning environment - to support, help organize, and encourage your learning and exploration of the possibilities of technology for teaching and ongoing professional development