Ken Royal

Ken Royal

Ken Royal is an educator with 34 years of classroom/school and instructional technology teaching experience, as well as a blogger on all things education and education technology. Teaching accomplishments include: 4-time district teacher of the year, Connecticut Middle School Teacher of the Year, as well as Bill and Melinda Gates award for Technology School of Excellence. He is an Education storyteller. Follow @KenRoyal on Twitter.
  • Collaborative Learning Labs

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    What does collaboration really mean? Collaboration is more than sitting students in a group at a table, device, or poster board with colored markers. There’s nothing new there. Grouping tosses students...
  • Retiring The Phone

    by - Jul 16, 2013
    Are we ready to retire the phone? After seeing the newest, over-sized “phones” against the heads of normal people, are you wondering whether the word phone is even appropriate anymore? When...
  • People to Know: Lord David Puttnam

    by - Jul 15, 2013
    You may know Lord David Puttnam as the award-winning producer of such films as The Mission, The Killing Fields, Chariots of Fire, Memphis Belle, and more. His films have won 10...
  • Battery Camels

    by - Jul 15, 2013
    The best devices are only as good as their battery charge. For educators and students carrying mobile devices, getting through a classroom day, about 6 hours, and hopefully more, is always...
  • From Oregon Trail to CoolStreet

    by - Jul 14, 2013
    The only new thing about gamification is the word. In 1978 when educators were setting up the new Apple II computers in classrooms, they discovered that while their students enjoyed the simple chomping...
  • What is Education Fast Forward?

    by - Jul 14, 2013
    Education Fast Forward (EFF) looks at education problems around the world and  invites and challenges stakeholders from around the world to debate and then take action to solve those problems. EFF...
  • Girls Further Away from Education For All

    by - Jul 12, 2013
    At the World Education Forum 2000 in Dakar, 164 countries, including the United States, signed the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Declaration. That declaration targeted 2015 for six goals, which...
  • STEM Steps

    by - Jul 12, 2013
    If you are familiar with the scientific method, using the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Process will make sense. The beauty is that this process can easily be adapted for...
  • Touch vs. Play-Doh

    by - Jul 12, 2013
    Is more research about the benefits of young learners touching screens needed? The tactile feedback young learners get from old favorites like Play-Doh seems so obvious. And aren’t the mosaic patterns...