Tackling Tech as a Teacher – Part 1: A Conversation with Daniel Beylerian

Want to know how powerful a PLN can be? I met Daniel Beylerian through Twitter. In fact, he was the first person to welcome me and actively reached out to connect. Last night, I spent over two hours with him as we discussed the topic “Tackling Tech as a Teacher.” In Part 1, Daniel discusses … Continue reading

@webdoc Video Walk-through from #140edu Conference

WebDoc, a new document creating/communication platform focused on multimedia, was a gracious sponsor of the #140edu Conference in New York City on August 2nd and 3rd. My WebDoc account has been idle since May, when it was opened, because I simply didn’t realize the platform’s potential, but after sitting down with Cyril Pavillard from WebDoc, … Continue reading

#140edu Conference Today! Live Posts via Twitter @cassella_

Join me for live updates from the #140edu conference on Twitter @cassella_ . The next two days promise to be an amazing experience with a much needed emphasis on the state of education NOW. Also follow the 140 conference at #140edu

“Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions.”

“Just when you think you have all the answers, I change the questions.” – “Rowdy” Roddy Piper NYU Prof Vows Never to Probe Cheating Again—and Faces a Backlash I appreciate Professor Ipeirotis’ effort to curb cheating in higher education, but crusades are bloody, righteous, and, in the end, cause more destruction than progress. Yes, students cheat, but … Continue reading

The “On Demand” Classroom: My Plea to TV Operators

iTunes, Hulu, and YouTube are wonderful, mainstream resources where teachers can post videos for students to watch at home. Several colleges are using video services to help students review lectures or, in some cases, eliminate lectures all together. The idea behind moving lectures to the “web” is to create a flipped classroom. A flipped classroom … Continue reading

Lets Bring PLNs into Professional Development

A recent two day professional development session opened my eyes to the strengths and weaknesses of how public education currently runs professional development sessions.  Professional Destruction I’m not the first to say this, but professional development is a waste of time. Well, at least in its current state. Why? The problem is two-fold. Teachers genuinely interested … Continue reading

Classroom 2.0

Imagine this… FOUR smartboards surrounding your classroom, each with the ability to broadcast a separate feed. An Elmo hardwired to the ceiling that allows you to share anything with your class with a touch of a button. Students with laptops and iPad collaborating on project-based learning assignments. Think this is a fantasy? Not anymore. New education candidates … Continue reading

Twice a Trojan, Always a Trojan

“To be a Trojan means to me that no matter what the situation, what the odds or what the conditions, the completion must be carried on to the end and those who strive must give all the have and never be weary in doing so.” – Owen Bird, 1912 Four million five hundred seventy-three thousand six hundred … Continue reading

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