What’s the Buzz: Augmented and Virtual Reality

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Augmented reality and virtual reality might sound like geek-speak to some, but the truth is these technological advances have real implications for the classroom.  Of course, before you can make your case for new apps or equipment to supplement your instruction, you have to know what you are asking for and how it could help … read more »


Are Digital Natives Digital Citizens, Too?

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In this season of intense political activity, now might be a good time to think about digital citizenship. We cannot assume that our students who are digital natives have the skills to be good digital citizens of the virtual world in which they live every day. Many schools have some sort of cybersafety curriculum, perhaps … read more »


Have You Heard? Nothing Could Be More Absurd…In Memory of Seymour Papert

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Twice a month we devote blog posts to powerful quotes. We offer short discussions of how they impact us personally, professionally and, most importantly, how they apply to our area of expertise, effective technology implementation in the classroom. This week we chose a quote from the legendary educational theorist, Seymour Papert, MIT mathematician, computer scientist, and … read more »


Let’s Talk About: Technology Integration

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  In this podcast, I talked about three different approaches teachers give coaches when talking about technology integration.  After you listen to the podcast, I would encourage you to think about your approach to technology integration.  Do you use technology as a help for the teacher or to engage your students?  When thinking about using … read more »