Tag archives for Technology

  1. For Administrators: Dear Colleagues, Guess what I learned…

    At today’s Admin Day of Discovery Kyle and I facilitated conversations about the free resources Discovery Education provides through our many partners, as well as the essential tools and ideas educators can access and use.  As we had multiple discussions with principals and tech specialists, the recurring theme became: “I’m going to send this stuff […]

  2. We have a gap to close between “what is” and “what should be” for all students and their learning outcomes

    Technology is an asset

    Technology is an asset when it comes to schools meeting the challenge of insuring that more students learn at higher levels. Whether you are a formal or informal leader in schools I believe it is important for you to know what you value when it comes to technology and learning.  Then it is important to […]

  3. Not in Words!

    “Welcome to the Not in Words’ website: explaining things with a universal language, the language of pictures.” ~http://www.notinwords.com/ This video is very good at explaining the “Evolution of the Web through Web 2.0″ to those that still just don’t understand.  More importantly, it has NO WORDS; thus, the title of the website.  Even though most […]

  4. Share Your Skills

    Arlington Public Schools will be hosting a Technology for Learning Symposium JULY 25-27. This event is a great opportunity to share your skills, ideas or lessons by submitting a proposal. Call for Proposals – Deadline May 4, 2012 The Technology for Learning Symposium is a three-day professional learning event focused on educational technology. Click this […]

  5. America – We Have a Problem: Smart people acting like squirrels!

    What follows is a section of Levinson and Grieder’s book: Following Through:A Revolutionary New Model for Finishing Whatever You Start p. 35 & 36 (2007).  I am fascinated by their example of how a squirrel’s brain is ‘hard wired’ to accomplish certain very specific tasks. Mr. Squirrel collects acorns for the winter because he’s pre-programmed […]

  6. Are schools becoming more engaging as a result of the advancing technologies?

    Over 4 years ago this short video first appeared.  I saw it during that first year and I am showing it now, some four years later with a few questions. Has much changed for school aged learners?  Are there more opportunities for ‘engagement’ with each other by way of technology? Is it common throughout the […]

  7. India and the Aakash ~ A Transformative Time in Indian Education

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    I have just returned from two weeks in India. We had the good fortune to spend time in many sectors of modern India.  We visited a k – 12 school and talked with a the principal and the state commissioner of education.  They spoke of the fact that they would be providing every tenth grader […]

  8. Mythbuster’s Own Tory Belleci is TCEA’s Opening Keynote

    During the week February 6-10, 2012, the Texas Computer Educator Association’s convention was held in Austin, Texas. The opening keynote was Discovery’s own Mythbuster’s co-host, Tory Belleci. He provided a poignant, hilarious look at his own struggle at education and explained why he not only desired to learn science but to ‘do’ science. Tory explained […]

  9. To Dramatically Change Learning Outcomes: Dream and Create a Shared Vision and be willing to Commit and put forth Effort

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    A bright future for student learning isn’t just a dream!!  For effective and helpful leaders – having a clear vision or dream is an essential!  In a very simple sense – developing a shared dream or collectively embracing a clear vision – is the work of leadership.  “Shared dreams” or a “common vision” provide for […]

  10. Steve Dembo: “iThink iNeed iPads in the Classroom”

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    According to Steve Dembo: Sure they’re bright and shiny, but are they really learning devices? We’ll take a close look at how exactly these technologies are being leveraged in the classroom and what the best Apps are for educational purposes. We’ll also explore some creative ways that you can fund your own i-initiative! Siemens STEM […]

  11. Where does technology, as an instructional opportunity, fit into this picture?

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    America’s students are and will continue to be compared to students around the world.  In 2009 there were many surprises. Here is some of what Chest E. Finn had to say about the situation. Fifty-three years after Sputnik caused an earthquake in American education by giving us reason to believe that the Soviet Union had […]

  12. Michigan Superintendents and Front Line Assistants Jump into iPad Use

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    The main goals of this initiative were to provide up to 300 members with portable, Apple iPad 2 mobile devices to: Facilitate their communication with their district staff Provide experiences with the use of real-time data in the decision-making process Promote interdistrict, superintendent level, collaboration and problem solving on a variety of educational issues and […]

  13. The convergence of globalization and technology will eventually touch everyone

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    We school leaders know that some of our students are tech savvy and we know that many of our students are without access and opportunity for adequate technology experience.  We also know that the adult world our students will enter will be full of technology.    Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum the authors of That Used To Be […]

  14. Do you think, “The Classroom Is Obsolete: It’s Time for Something New”?

    As I read the following article by Prakash Nair from Education Week, it began to make me wonder just where are we in education. Are we limiting our students’ growth and learning experience? Will technology change the obsolete classroom? Is there a need for those four walls? Can public education handle a transformation such as […]

  15. Technology to the Rescue while I’m out for jury duty

    TECHNOLOGY TO THE RESCUE! By David Andrade http://educationaltechnologyguy.blogspot.com/ I’ve been selected to serve on a jury here in Connecticut. The case is only supposed to run for about 5 days, so I won’t be out of the classroom that long. However, I don’t like missing school for any reason. So, I’m very thankful for the […]

  16. Tech or Treat with Gail Lovely: It's Not The Technology; It's The Learning!

    All sessions will be archived! Steve Dembo introduced our East Coast Keynote Speaker, Gail Lovely, as someone from whom he borrows ideas and learning all the time because she is an expert in early education. Having said that, Steve gave the microphone and controls to Gail, who began with an interesting question. Can you be […]

  17. Virtual Visit With Jennifer Dorman: Transforming Student Learning

    Will our students be ready for a global workplace?   Transforming Student Learning with CBL Last year, Salisbury Township School District implemented Professional Learning Communities K-12 as a way for teachers to model the District’s Mission Statement: Inspire, Think, Learn, Grow ~ Together. And together we have learned and taught, researched and studied, traveled in […]

  18. What Do Your Students Know About Google? Part 3

    Remember, you can change your background If you have never dug deeper than the more feature on Google, you are in for a pleasant surprise with the even more category at the end or the drop down menu. Clicking it takes you to a different world of applications, and that’s where the real fun begins. […]

  19. What Do Your Students Know About Google?

    Jen Brinson: Google Apps ~ More & Even More Did you know that last month the United States government conducted 4200 Google searches? Do you wonder what they did before Google? On that note, Jennifer Brinson, STAR DEN Leadership Council Events Member and Salisbury High School‘s Instructional Coach, spent the day teaching my 10th and […]

  20. Dr. Larry Rosen ~ Rewired: Understanding the iGeneration and the Way They Learn

    From Discovery Education comes yet another great webinar in their EdTechConnect series featuring Larry D. Rosen, Ph.D. on what parents and educators should expect, socially and academically, from their wired children and adolescents? Virtual attendees include continental United States and Australia. Nice global representation for this hour’s foray into understanding the rewired iGeneration with over […]

  21. PD from DE: What a Week!

    White tab for DE Webinar Calendar Webinar Calendar on PA Blog Discovery Education Webinars has its mojo working with a week of terrific professional development opportunities. Your PA bloggers want to make your access easy, so you might want to check our DE Webinars tab on our blog for a complete and updated list of […]

  22. Stream-a-thon Update

    5th Annual Stream-A-Thon Scheduled The 5th annual Discovery Education Streamathon is September 14, 2010. We’ve got a full day of information-packed sessions on how to integrate DE streaming and the newest online technologies used by today’s media-savvy students into classroom instruction. Here’s the schedule. Come for an hour or spend the entire day with us! (All times […]