Tech Talk

2019 Horizon Report: Connections and Reflections

“With more than 17 years of research and publications, the Horizon Project can be regarded as education’s longest-running exploration of emerging technology trends that support teaching, learning, and creative inquiry” (p. 3)…

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Networked Learning Space: Part 3

In a recent conversation with a fellow Leadership Team member at school, we discussed the need for resources and ideas to support teachers in better utilizing the set of six iPads in each classroom for creation and formative assessment…

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Networked Learning Space: Part 2

Using Twitter on a regular basis has proven to be easier than originally expected. This has been a great opportunity to learn from #edtech experts and enthusiasts while also putting my own ideas out into the Twittersphere…

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Networked Learning Space: Part 1

Educational technology plays a key role in elementary, middle, and secondary schools. Teachers utilize educational technology across content areas to support creation, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking inside and outside the classroom…

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Meaningful Gamification in K-12 Learning

Gamification is everywhere. From coffee rewards to fuel points to cash payouts for weight loss, people living in today’s society could easily gamify almost every aspect of life…

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At this very moment, technology is altering your brain.

Neuroplasticity – The brain’s ability to reorganize itself by forming new neural connections throughout life. As humans interact with technology at increased rates, the brain is changing for better and for worse…

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The Race for Our Attention

In his TED Talk, Tristan Harris discusses the main goal of major tech companies like Facebook, Netflix, and YouTube: To maximize the time spent on their pages…

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The 5 W’s of My First Twitter Chat

I was anti-Twitter for YEARS. A corner of the world wide web where people tried to impress fellow strangers with random thoughts and snarky comments? Thanks, but no thanks…

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