Just thought this video of George Siemens talking about the Future of Education was some of the brightest and most articulate sharing of the problems and possibilities of schooling today and in the future.
I read this excellent article by Lisa Lane in October’s First Monday. Her topic is CMS’s (course management systems) in higher education, but her theme could just as easily be applied to K-12; that most teachers use technology at it’s most basic level. This leads to low-level rather than higher- level technology based activities. For [...]
A few weeks ago, Marzano published his research on Promethean interactive whiteboard use in schools. It received a lot of criticism in the blogosphere b/c Promethean paid for the research. I was very interested b/c I directed two different interactive whiteboard initiatives in my prior school districts using Promethean’s whiteboard technology. “Marzano’s primary conclusions are that [...]
Here is an interesting FREE book on literacy in K-5 education called Engaging the Eye Generation by Johanna Riddle. Here is the link to the free version of the new book.