I ran into this comment on Twitter from Dr. Gary Stager this morning. It’s a good one.
“Kids have remarkable gifts. Imagine if what they did with computers in schools was good or worthy of their creativity?”
I’m thinking of all the places where you should see the comment.
- On the top of every handout or wiki page used for professional development activities;
- The logo on the outfit of every professional developer (you do have professional development opportunities, don’t you);
- Over the entrance way to every computer lab;
- On the login screen to every educational computer;
- On every piece of material that is sent home to parents;
- On the top of every lesson plan that has students use computers;
- At the beginning over every staff meeting;
- In every pre-service teaching computer class;
- At the beginning of every lesson in every AQ class…
I think the comment absolutely nails it.
Where else do you see the need to share it?
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Budd:e Cybersecurity Education
To use this website, you can click on any of the following links to see characteristics that are typically associated with students demonstrating these problems
Build a Body
Build a body anatomy lesson
Knights of Math interactive game
Schedule Spring 2012
This is the schedule for University of San Francisco’s CS107-01, spring 2011. The schedule is subject to change, so please check back regularly.
Introductory Computer Science – App Inventor EDU
Introductory Computer Science
A six-week App Inventor curriculum unit for an introductory CS course
Learn – App Inventor for Android
Learn all about App Inventor for Android
Why Is Your LMS All Up In My Learning? | FunnyMonkey
The following scenarios all describe events in which people learn online, or in a blended learning environment:
Kids and Tech: Parenting Tips for the Digital Age
Parents had enough to worry about before their children could bully each other online, meet dangerous strangers without leaving the house, and switch between tasks at a rapid-fire pace. Some parents have even questioned whether their children will ever be able to concentrate.
80+ Google Forms for the Classroom | edte.ch
Google Forms is a great tool and I hope to use it more throughout this year. Take a look here for a more detailed introduction and guide to using and creating a Google Form – this was written prior to Google bringing forms into the NEW menu.
Six Applications of Photography in Education
With the paranoia surrounding UK education teachers are now especially cautious of using cameras in the classroom. This was different, it was about pupils using cameras not the teacher so naturally I jumped and the next day an announcement appeared in the school notices that the first meeting of the photography club would be the following week.
Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: MyNotes – Crowdsourcing Higher Education
MyNotes – Crowdsourcing Higher Education
A Mozilla-Made “Scratch for HTML5”: Thoughts So Far
It’s been one month since I “kicked off a research project for Mozilla, exploring whether or not the organization should develop a tool to help people learn HTML5. It’s been rather a whirlwind, I must say, talking to a lot of smart folks — 12 teachers and technologists (the links to my notes are below) — about ideas around Web literacy and Web building.
Kids and Online Tools: The Legal Side | Integrating Technology in the Primary Classroom
There are so many free online tools out there that are fabulous to use in the classroom. These tools can potentially allow your students to create, collaborate, communicate and express themselves in a multitude of ways.
Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human « NextNature.net
Internet Traffic is now 51% Non-Human
So you thought the Internet was made by and for people? Think again. A study by Incapsula, a provider of cloud-based security for web sites (mind you where this data comes from), concludes that 51% of all Internet traffic is generated by non-human sources such as hacking software, scrapers and automated spam mechanisms. While 20% of the 51% non-human traffic is’ good’, the 31% majority of this non-human traffic is potentially malicious.
Free Technology Tools for Teachers – LiveBinder
This binder was originally used for my 2011 Nebraska Career Education Conference presentation, “Free Technology Tools for Teachers.” I have since updated it to include even more free technology tools for teachers. It is also the basis of my 2012 NETA presentation, “Totally Awesome Tech Tools.”
New Windows 8 marks impending death of the desktop as we know it – The Globe and Mail
Certain techno-cultural signatures that once heralded the dawn of a new age – the uh-oh of an incoming ICQ message, the shhrr-wee-ching-ch-ching of a dial-up modem grasping to shake hands with the Web – now seem like ancient curiosities, relics from a time when images loaded pixel-by-infuriating-pixel and everybody rode mules to work. All industries march forward, but there’s nothing like consumer technology when it comes to the velocity of obsolescence.
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