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March’s issue of Wired Magazine included a fascinating interview* with Clayton Christensen, Business professor at Harvard University and author of several books, including The Innovator’s Dilemma and Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovations Will Change the Way the World Learns . Since these books were published, the world of education has seen an influx of technology with tablets leading the way.
First off, what is an API? API stands for A pplication P rogram I nterface.
Back in October, I wrote a post about Teaching Digital Citizenship in the Elementary Classroom (1) .
After hearing about all the hoopla surrounding Pinterest (1) , I decided to check it out and see if it had any value to me as an educator. Up until this point I really didn't have a clue as to what it was all about except that it was a social media tool that functioned like an electronic bulletin board. After requesting an invite, I was all set to go a day later and began to create my first pin board.
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Flickr: Corey Leopold Inspired by Sandy Speicher’s vision of the designed school day of the future , reader Shelly Blake-Plock shared his own predictions of that ideal day. How close are we to this?
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You have something in common with the smartest people in the world. You see, everyone has ideas. We use our minds to create something original, whether it’s a poem, a drawing, a song, or a scientific paper.
The guys over at Filmmakeriq has put together an excellent list of 22 Apps for the really serious Filmmakers amongst us. These would be perfect for all those short film contests and competitions that students are eligible for. iMovie is the one App that we are all familiar with but that is really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Apps for making quality professional quality films on the iPad or iPhone. Check out their article but make sure that you check out the rest of their Filmmakeriq site, it has some really interesting articles on pre and post production as well as the screenwriting process.
I wrote this about four years ago, originally as an ebook. I figured the idea might spread and then the problem would go away--we'd no longer see thousands of hours wasted, every single day, by boring PowerPoint presentations filled with bullets. Not only has it not gone away, it's gotten a lot worse. Last week I got a template from a conference organizer.
10 Ways to Use Google Plus in the Classroom is a great blog article I found from The Theatre Professor blog . In this article, the author really explains some great ways to use Google Plus to connect with students.
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