Having just returned from iNACOL’s Blended and Online Learning Symposium, I am confused by the term “Blended Learning.” Not confused in my understanding, but I am confused how to explain this concept to executive administrators and boards of education. The… Read More ›
Recently, the advertisement above appeared in a national educational technology magazine. I sent out a tweet, asking “Why would I want do this in my classroom?” One response was, “You’re looking to create ICE in the classroom! Independence, Challenge, Engagement! Differentiated… Read More ›
(Click the image to see it larger.) Student-teacher interaction is essential in online courses. Online courses require rich content that includes many modalities for students to choose their learning path, including text, audio, video, kinesthetic and other modes. This is… Read More ›
Image Credit “What’s revolutionary for adults is normal for kids,” stated Jaime Casap of Google to technology leaders at a meeting of the Illinois Chief Technology Officers today. Casap implored school leaders to build great teachers, appeal to students’ motivations, focus on the basics,… Read More ›
Image Credit We need leaders who can work with the education community and the “education reformers, proponents of ” the status quo” and the “change agents.” Finances, changing demographics, and performance measures are putting pressure on the current system. We… Read More ›
Prohibition has never worked. . . . One thousand students with their internet-connected phones have the total storage capacity of 16 terabytes of data and a combined bandwidth of 200 megabits per second. What school can afford that storage or bandwidth?