Category Archives: Project Based

Constructive Learning Is …

An interesting discussion at Borderland inspired this – feel free to add your comments: Constructive learning is learning about something you had no intention of learning about because of what you did or are doing to produce something. You learn … Continue reading

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Report: Technology in Schools: What the Research Says

I have used this blog on several occasions, and others in the edblogosphere have used their blogs to ask where the examples and research are that support integrating tech into the school curriculum? I have my own experience to tell … Continue reading

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Society May Be Willing To Invest In Children If They Are Seen As An Immediate Value To Society

We of the edbloggosphere have bemoaned the snail’s pace progress in educational change. One of the issues I believe is that kids are perceived by society as only having the potential to contribute to society sometime in the future. If … Continue reading

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A Little More Ranting

After experiences and conversations of late I felt this needed to be restated: The key with technology use in education is that IT NOT be about teaching technology. That is one of the big hurdles people have to get over. … Continue reading

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15 Seconds (not minutes) Of Fame

Oh-oh! The downside of doing an interview is living up to it! (Down to it?) I was contacted by Harris Salat over at Visual Thesaurus a few months back. He interviewed me over the phone and here’s the finished product.

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A Small – But I Hope Significant Breakthrough

What Happened To The Time? I haven’t managed to post in a couple of weeks – getting ready for the school year, planning and presenting about the Activboards we received and the digital cameras we bought for each classroom in … Continue reading

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It’s Not About the Tech

One of my first experiences with tech being thought of as the end all, be all, happened about 20 years ago. I was teaching 6th grade at a very high-income public school in California. Being a new teacher at the … Continue reading

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Where are the “Best Practices” Examples!??!

One of the most popular posts (judging by the number of comments it received) on this young blog (6 months old) was Working, Breathing, Reproducible, Intriguing Models – where I lamented the seeming lack of good models of project/problem based … Continue reading

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Another Powerful, Easy, Way Cool, “Messy” Experience!

I just got done being an active participant in Wes Fryer’s presentation at the Mid-America Technology Institute – 2006 in Kansas … and I never left my family room in Reno, Nevada. I responded to Wes’s questions, role-played with an … Continue reading

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These Guys Get It!

Will Richardson posted today about his experience at SLA this week – it ties in with David Warlick’s post from yesterday about what he heard about teachers in China teaching less and planning more. From Will’s blog: It was the … Continue reading

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