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

“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

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

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