Technology

  • Ubiquitous Wearables

    by - Sep 9, 2013
    Recently, Samsung introduced a wearable computing device with a wristwatch form factor as part of their Galaxy Gear. Like Google Glass, the Samsung watch device is proprietary—it requires a same-brand handheld/phone to...
  • Autonomous Vehicles, Scary Tech

    by - Aug 26, 2013
    Google wants to test the autonomous car idea with taxis. Can you imagine getting into a taxi in a big city, where the taxis drive themselves? Yeah, you’re probably right—most likely...
  • Lessons in Digital Citizenship

    by - Aug 23, 2013
    Sometimes we forget, in our haste to make things happen digitally quickly, that there’s a human side to tech that needs to be taught, too. The reality is that most of...
  • Response Learning

    by - Aug 22, 2013
    While cool tech and apps may be what rings the excitement bell for classrooms these days, daily student participation and assessment can drive district tech use further—even in the most difficult...
  • How Do Your Students Search?

    by - Aug 16, 2013
    The days of having volumes of encyclopedias in classrooms and in home bookshelves may be gone, but it was the only way to search before the Internet. For many educators, it...
  • Education Glass

    by - Aug 14, 2013
    Google Glass (a wearable media creation device) in the long run, may not be the next greatest “Thing” in education or anywhere, but it may start us thinking about ideas beyond...
  • Social Emotional Learning Rooms

    by - Aug 13, 2013
    Educators who work with the social and emotional learning of students have more significance and impact today than ever before, but has the look of the guidance counselor’s room changed? Is...
  • Is Digital Reading More Difficult?

    by - Aug 12, 2013
    While we start out #reading one word at a time, we need to progress as readers by scanning more than one word. Scanning and reading phrases makes a fluent reader. Many educators...
  • 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...
  • 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...