Archive for Category: "EdRoundtable"
Welcome to the EdRoundtable. One of us will throw out an idea or question, and the roundtable adds their views. This edition of the EdRoundtable focuses on Google+ and its possible implications for education. When Google adds G+ to Google Apps, it needs to not just be a simple “login” addition like many of the other services are that were add-ons after the main suite of Apps. Google+ should allow for administrators to have control over the G+ domain [...]
Welcome to a new column on EdReach! The EdRoundtable. One of us will throw out an idea or question, and the roundtable adds their views. This first EdRoundtable has some questions about Glogster.com, and its strength as a media platform for students. I quite like the idea of Glogster.com. Take elements of the web- videos, links, photos, text- put them together and posterize the Web; that- I get. If there’s not bandwidth problems, kids quite like the tool, too. It’s [...]
As an administrator and lifelong educator I make it a priority to keep a daily watch on news, technology, and legislative action that impacts academia! This year has been particularly active; a recent article by the NYT stated it well: “With the dust settling on legislative sessions around the country, 2011 is shaping up as one of the most consequential years in memory for changes in the way schools are run.” We need to be informed educators! We should know the issues facing us [...]
For the past week, my Twitterstream has been filled with information and reflections from folks about Educon. If you are not familiar with Educon, it is gathering of educators at the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia. SLA was opened in 2006 as a “…partnership between the school district of Philadelphia and the Franklin Institute as an inquiry based, project driven high school focused on 21st century learning” with Chris Lehmann at the helm. Because SLA is a private school, [...]
Fear mongering titles and personal bias’ should not be a part of the discussion on education … Should they?
Fear mongering titles and personal bias’ should not be a part of the discussion and investigation of Mobile Learning Devices running iOS and Android. Headlines such as, “Horrified by Schools That Give Every Student an iPad” are good for stirring up conversations but they tend to focus on the wrong questions and answers to make a proper determination about what technology can and should be used in school districts. The real “horror” for education would be to let personal bias [...]