The School Leader's 1 to 1 Implementation Checklist

I gave a talk today at MassCUE on the School Leader's 1 to 1 Implementation Checklist, and I was quite grateful to learn after that a few folks had done a great job of live tweeting the session with images. The gist of the talk is this: getting devices into schools is easy, changing teacher practice and student learning is really hard. Typically, most teachers use new devices to extend old practices, and substantial and inspiring change happens in a few pockets of excellence. The job of school leaders is to create the conditions that nurture more pockets of excellence ...


Books or Screens: Talk to Your Kids

Interaction with adults is critical when it comes to language acquisition in young children. So what does that mean for e-readers and technology?


Paper Versus Laptop: The Best of Both Worlds

In a guest post, Sabba Quidwai reacts to a recent study comparing paper and computers for note-taking in lecture settings.


Towards a Pedagogy for Tablets: From Consumption to Curation and Creation

Tom Daccord and I have recently published a new ebook, iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption to Curation and Creation, from the newly formed EdTechTeacher Press, immediately available on Amazon and soon to be available through iBooks. The first chapter of the book, which sets out some of our vision of the challenges of education in the decades ahead, is available for free here. Our take is that tablets like the iPad present a kind of fundamental dilemma for teachers. In its original conception, the iPad was a device to be used while "leaning back." Steve Jobs sold the device ...


Three Lessons from the History of Education Technology

How new technologies impact teacher practice, student equity, and the rhetoric of change and transformation.


Strike Zone Cameras Ruined Baseball, and Implications for Education

A story about baseball, and the predictably unpredictable consequences of introducing new technologies into complex systems of humans and machines.


Pitching A Great EdTech Conference Session

Thoughts in advance of a September 4 webinar on writing conference proposal submissions for the EdTechTeacher Boston iPad Summit in November.


Navigating the Two Kinds of Online Discussion Forums

Changes have been made to edX discussion forums that highlight the differences between discussions meant to explore a topic and discussions meant to identify a single correct answer.


Research Questions and (Better) Learning Analytics

On Tuesday, August 19 at noon EST, I'll be participating in a webinar with Audrey Watters, Andrew Sliwinsky, and Vanessa Gennarelli. We'll be wrestling with the technical and ethical challenges of using data from online learning systems to improve teaching and learning.


Privacy, Anonymity, and Big Data in the Social Sciences

A recent article suggests that open science may be irreconcilable with anonymous data, requiring a reconsideration of how we protect privacy in educational data.


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