Technology has forever changed the way that History classes are taught. Once, not very long ago, history classes relied upon two key sources of information: the teacher and the textbook. Students read the textbook, and then the teachers shared their vast knowledge, usually through lecture. Research assignments were key, but they were limited by the […]
A dive right in guide to get students creating There is a lot of buzz around using Augmented and Virtual Reality technology in education, often as a technology on the horizon that is soon to emerge as a powerful classroom tool. The fact is, the tools are currently in place to get students started building […]
In episode 16 Shawn speaks with Haley Shoaf, the Vice President of Impact at Launch Code. LaunchCode is an innovative start up that aims to address the shortage of talented coders by providing paid internships and training to people in cities around the country. More than just preparing people for the new world of work, this program allows people to change their lives and find a place in the rapidly changing and tech focused economy.
Shawn and Greg record live at the EdTechTeacher Boston Summit to explore many of the ideas that emerged from season one.
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Our own Shawn McCusker (@shawnmccusker) joined educators Julie Wood and Nicole Ponsford for a “virtual cup of tea” and a chat about his teaching experience. He shares his story about how he entered the teaching profession, grew his online professional learning network and came to found the #sschat and #1to1techat communities, as well as some […]
This post first appeared on Education Week’s EdTech Researcher blog. In 2006, my principal called me into her office and asked about rumors that I had been using student phones in class. It was my first year at the school, so I hesitated before acknowledging that I had. Her next reaction surprised me: she gave […]
This post first appeared on Free Technology for Teachers. While there are some very creative web tools out there, ThingLink is one of my favorites. It has earned this status by passing several of my key benchmark-tests for the classroom: It is dependable and accessible. Students need not fear that their work will be lost […]
This post first appeared on Edudemic. When students write a paper, it goes without saying that they must cite the sources that they use in creating it. For generations, students have created note cards to document and organize these resources and/or submitted a bibliography page with their finished work. In the modern classroom, student research […]
This post was first published on Shawn’s blog. He is currently in his second year of teaching in a 1:1 iPad environment. 1. Manage the Technology: In addition to learning and completing assignments students have an array or responsibilities simply in managing the device. The device needs to be charged, apps and programs need to […]