I found this blog post The Heck with Tech « My Island View and highlighted these quotes from Tom Whitby. I thought I would share it here. “My students know that word processing enables kids to write at a higher level, and they are more likely to make corrections and rewrites when using a word processor. A [...]
Entries Tagged as 'technology'
November 19, 2011 · No Comments · change, multimedia in the classroom, New Writing Pedagogy
December 15, 2010 · 1 Comment · Differentiating Instruction, learning, Teaching
Over the last few days, I have been rereading parts of Carol Ann Tomlinson and Marcia Imbeau book Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom. In order to lead a DI classroom, the professional teacher must be well aware of the the learner’s needs in the classroom. I don’t think that this has changed much in [...]
October 4, 2010 · No Comments · Teaching
First, think a moment about pedagogy and content. Pedagogy deals with the art and science of teaching to all learners. Pedagogy is the study of being a teacher or the process of teaching. The term generally refers to strategies of instruction, or a style of instructionTherefore pedagogy cannot exist as an entity of its [...]
September 20, 2010 · No Comments · learning
Today I was visiting the Instructional Technology website of the St. Vrain Valley School District and the first four lines of grabbed my attention: “We know three things: Learning takes time. Learning is a social process. Learning about technology should be embedded within sound instructional practices.” Technology for the means of technology is so pointless [...]
March 3, 2010 · 6 Comments · 21st Century
Ted Talks—- Eric Topol says we’ll soon use our smartphones to monitor our vital signs and chronic conditions. At TEDMED, he highlights several of the most important wireless devices in medicine’s future — all helping to keep more of us out of hospital beds.
November 30, 2009 · No Comments · Miscellaneous
“Neuroscientist, Gary Small, tells CBS News’ Daniel Sieberg how technology may be making us smarter” Your Brain on Google Powered by ScribeFire.
May 5, 2008 · No Comments · 21st Century, Instructional Technology, learning
Learning does become authentic when mixed together with your own experiences and own knowledge base. What happens when a child’s experiences are limited and the knowledge base is limited? I teach in a high poverty rural schools with students have limited access to the Internet. It is funny they all have cell phones and MP3 [...]
April 17, 2008 · No Comments · 21st Century, learning
In an attempt to explain how information in the world enters our senses, becomes stored in memory, is retained, forgotten, stored, used, or “meshedup” to construct new knowledge, this paper will make an attempt describe four different learning principles and relate those four principles to ones own personal and professional life.(Alessi & Trollip, 2001, p.19) [...]