Sunday morning quickie re: learning & assessment

Yup, we definitely need to continue re-thinking learning and assessment. Content is cheap and easy to access. We need to be learning and assessing context and skills – how we manipulate content to create new contexts. Top News – High-tech cheating? Students see it differently. Thanks to @scottmcleod for this link.

Blooms Digital Taxonomy: My Thoughts

[cross-posted at 09/10 ~ Thinking Forward] Concept map for Bloom’s digital taxonomy. Developed by Andrew Churches of Kristin School in Albany Auckland, New Zealand. Click image for source. Hmmm… not too sure I like the title. I’d just call it revised again, or updated, or something along those lines. It is a taxonomy that is… Continue reading Blooms Digital Taxonomy: My Thoughts

em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble or Hesitancy and “digital literacy”

Image found on Wikipedia: Hopf Fibration and released into the public domain by its author, Davidarichter I’ve stayed away from this blog for the past 2 days or so. I’ve been reading a crime novel, making a necklace, playing with my dog, doing suduko, unpacking and organizing, facebooking, and tweeting – basically keeping my mind… Continue reading em-PHA-sis on the wrong syl-LA-ble or Hesitancy and “digital literacy”

Interactive Whiteboard

A few months ago I found this interesting video about a home-made interactive whiteboard (a la smartboard) made by Johnny Chung Lee, from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of the niftyness factor of making your own cool tool using a wii remote, this project can also create huge savings for schools. A smartboard can set you… Continue reading Interactive Whiteboard

“Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”

[cross ranted as a comment at Stephen Ransom’s EdTechTrek] [and slightly elaborated] I am starting to think that because many teachers and administrators still do not know exactly what we can do with technology there is a reluctance to put it in the classroom. Example – today the Internet had, for some reason, stopped working… Continue reading “Put technology where it can be best used… In the classroom!”