Over the last several years, I’ve written blog posts predicting a few things I think might be possible both in and out of education.
Today, I sent home the following letter about sexting and cyberbullying via a couple of different apps that we’ve become privy to here.
In January of this year, I made a set often more predictionsthat I thought were sure to go wrong in 2015(remember, “bold” is in the title). Now for the moment of truth, let’s see how I did.
We still have a lot of dinosaurs walking the earth in education, namely the major textbook companies. What is going to happen to them?
What excites me about this year’s event (this Friday, November 6th) is the way the team is ramping up the interaction.
This year, more than ever it seems that the "Big 3" textbook companies are committing digital murder while letting districts deal with cleaning the blood-splattered data off the walls.
The last few challengesare especiallygeared toward real-world problem solving and will hopefully make a dent in those“Tech Problem-solving” stats in the future.
The rise of apps like Meerkat and Periscope have caused me to be both excited and skeptical of their use in education.
Take the site visit portion ofEduCon, the playfulness andinteractionof iPadpalooza, the story sharing of an EdCamp, and sprinkle in some engaging Keynote speakers and you have iEngage.
After some back and forth with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and the commissioner, last spring we were granted the ability to pilot using iPads as graphing calculators during the state assessment.
Irecently returned from a trip to the Youth Education & Technology Integration (Y.E.T.I.) conference and let me tell you, this was true greatness manifest in a conference.
Innovation is an annoying pest. It infects organizations and makes people uneasy because it’s usually accompanied by adisease called “change.”
"Live long and prosper." These famous words were often spoken (with accompanied hand salute) by Leonard Nemoy’s most famous character, the cerebral half-Vulcan Mr. Spock.
The latest in hidden photo-sharing apps could potentially cause trouble with our youth down the road, especially in the area of “sexting.”
These predictions are in fact “bold” and somewhat unlikely, but with the pace of change in technology you never know what is possible.
Where most districts fail (and where we failed initially) is that thinking a “parent night” type meeting or newsletter would be enough to notify parents of this disruptive change.
It was a vision of analternate universe that would have been my life and the life of this school district if we decided in 2011 not topilot this innovative idea of 1:1 iPads.