Technology is the answer! But what is the problem? #edtech #edchat

There are many articles exploring the issue of technology integration in K-12 education. Don Ely’s work with technological innovations is among the most notable. Ely points out that “Implementation” of technology requires special knowledge to do the job efficiently and thoroughly (Ely, 1990, p.298). Ely’s research directs researchers to variables that can be used as …

mobile learners: 21st Century Tourists #edtech #mLearning

Author Daniel Boorstin (The Discoverers) wrote of the rise of "a mobile community of transient spectators" called "tourists." As an educator, researcher, and learner I can't help but think of this through the lens of mLearning, that is, use of mobile devices by learners to gather, interpret, and engage in ever changing and growing content. Our …

#hackyourclassroom Good times are possible at The Puritan Court.

Yesterday I changed the layout of my traditional seventh-grade social studies classroom to mimic a courtroom. We were learning about the Puritans in New England and I wanted to simulate the Puritan court. I was struck by how engaged the students were by simply entering the room and seeing a different setup. The thought that …