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First published on Edudemic on November 25, 2013 The Connected Student Series: Warning: True Confession of an Educator Ahead…I always find it quite confusing when educators tell me that students in their classroom are reading at a 7th grade reading level. What does that really mean?  Does that mean that they are truly reading? When […]

The posts below came from Ian Simpson’s (@familysimpson) Postach.io blog – Caffeine Tangent. Each heading links to his original post. Thanks again to Ian for letting us share! #ettipad Notes from vendor alley Before the keynote on Thursday I was able to wander a little along what I want to dub “vendor alley” – the line […]

You can also read this post on Jen’s blog. The next session I am attaching is Kathy Schrock’s “All You Need to Know About iPads in the Classroom.” I’ve been following Kathy for a while so I’m excited to hear what she has been thinking and developing. Kathy begins her discussion by talking about Bloom’s Taxonomy and its modern […]

This post first appeared on Edudemic. There have been some questions that have been bugging me (again) recently. What is the relevance of the skills and content we teach; and who has decided that we, as teachers, know best? Who decided that we can’t trust the choice and direction of young people? Why is it […]

This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. Computers, and the digital tools on those computers, brought video editing to the classroom years ago. As those tools became easier to use, more and more students were given opportunities to share and demonstrate knowledge using video. iPad continues to transform the process by integrating the […]

This post first appeared on Edudemic. There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not. Helene Blowers has […]

This post first appeared on Edudemic. Do you ever think an idea is just terrible, but you are forced to do it? Like this whole trend in education with all these devices being brought into schools, or in some cases, even purchased by the schools. As absurd as this may sound, it’s happening people, and […]

This post first appeared on Edudemic. As I write this blog, I am sitting next to an older woman on a plane. She is happily reading a newspaper, while I am equally enticed by articles on my iPad. She continually struggles to make the paper fit her own limited area, by folding and then refolding […]

Today kicks off the second week of Connected Educator Month. I find great value in being a connected educator, regularly tapping into the information and social aspects of using the web for professional and personal growth. It has taken time, but has been worth it because it has transformed my practice and provided me with […]

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