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Leveraging Technology to Transform Education

Leveraging Technology to Transform Education Is it Magic or is it Technology? Enchanted Spaces and Enchanted Objects was the focus of Karlen Chang’s presentations at the recent Toronto Mini Maker Faire (2014).  His company creates situations that provoke social emotional … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress :)

For my course, Learning with Technology (EDUC5101G) at UOIT, we have been using the Problem Based Learning format of examining educational issues.   Here is my first draft of my paper examining the question as outlined below utilizing this model as … Continue reading

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How can technology be used to help transform “standardized assessment” practices? How can we make change happen faster?

How can technology be used to help transform “standardized assessment” practices? Some terrific presentations this week from my peers.  I know that each presentation shows a lot of discussion and thought around this issue from the different perspectives – student, teacher, … Continue reading

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Education needs more individualization.. and technology can make that happen

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http://www.homegrownlearners.com/storage/standardized-testing-comic3.jpg?__SQUARESPACE_CACHEVERSION=1366066191994 Education is not meeting its own objectives. It is not always relevant, and is a reflection of past practice which is based on an efficiency model. To me, the biggest problem I see in our education system in Ontario, … Continue reading

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Podcasting in higher education: what are the implications for teaching and learning?

Originally posted on Tech Diffusion:
So Catherine and I decided that it would be great to put together a podcast episode, recording our conversation about the article – about Podcasting in higher education. We would discuss and analyze the study…

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Started watching Rick Lavoie Videos again…

If you start watching these, you might want to have a box of tissues.

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Tech Times at Ely’s High

Ely’s High School This activity reminded me a lot of one of those dinner mystery theatres.. and the game Clue.  “The Teachers, Principal and Board Facilitator… used the iPads…. in the School…. to help students learn…” What a terrific concept … Continue reading

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