Tag Archives: Leveraging Technology

Thoughts about iPads and Learning

We have a full house in the office today. In fact, over 120 educators have convened here to collaborate around the topic of using iPads in the classroom. Obviously much of what is being discussed applies to other digital mobile … Continue reading

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Are teachers becoming irrelevant?

I’ve never worked in a factory, but I suspect that there was a day when factory workers could never imagine being replaced by robots. I doubt that bank tellers imagined the day when their job could be done by ATM’s. … Continue reading

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WHAT!!!??? No Textbooks Allowed

Without a doubt I lambasted textbooks and publishers in my last post. Many of you may be wondering, if school districts stopped buying textbooks what teachers should use to teach. To the dismay of textbook publishers, I would suggest the … Continue reading

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Digital Learning as a Catalyst for Education Reform

In a previous post, I criticized holding schools accountable for learning results in a system designed around time. Some may have misunderstood my position, believing I don’t think schools should be held accountable. Nothing could be further from the truth. … Continue reading

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The Myth of Education

I’ve heard other presentations by Sir Ken Robinson, but this eleven minute video does a great job of really summarizing many ludicrous things about our current design in education. From the myth that a college degree will guarantee you a … Continue reading

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Rural Schools: The New Inequity in Education?

I’ve been pondering some comments I recently heard at a meeting attended by Superintendent of Schools.  At the heart of the discussion was the idea of leveraging technology to expand educational offerings and to share exemplary teachers/resources between and among … Continue reading

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