Tag Archives: edtech

How can my classroom go BYOT if my school does not?

guest written by JD Ferries-Rowe, CIO and Debate Coach, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School Much of the #byotchat writing on geekreflection.blogspot.com is focused on the big picture: how to implement for a school, why this paradigm shift works, and how it empowers … Continue reading

Going Digital – It’s All About Planning, Support, and Time

guest written by Karen Greenhaus The #edchat topic this past week was “If tomorrow your school was told to go all digital by September, what would need to be done to make that happen?” My first thoughts: disaster! Anything expected … Continue reading

Leading Change Through Edtech

guest written by PJ Caposey   Effective educational leaders focus their energy on promoting two things: maximizing capacity for all members of their faculty and staff and aligning the goals of individuals within the organization with that of the school … Continue reading

Critical Thinking about #EdTech — #EdChat Summary: 02/21/12

Topic: How can we encourage critical thinking about technology use in schools? This week’s #edchat topic was brought to you by David Wees, which means he was commenting left and right throughout the discussion. I didn’t really want to play … Continue reading

(Not) Waiting for Instructions

guest written by Mike Vigilant Motivation.  What a complicated word. In a recent #edchat conversation on Twitter, the topic of motivation came up, and one of the comments I made was:  “Nobody trains me because I’m the only one at … Continue reading

Blended Learning — #EdChat Summary: 11-29-11

Topic: Is blended coursework, a combination of face-to face class time and online study, a viable option for secondary education? I had a little catch-up work to do before this week’s discussion, mostly because I had no idea what “blended … Continue reading

#EdChat Summary: 11-22-11

Topic: Will the idea of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) help or hinder education? It’s Thanksgiving week, so I thought that this week’s #edchat would see a much smaller and more intimate group of regulars.  Wrong!  Yesterday’s conversation was just … Continue reading

Going to War over EdTech

Is it worth fighting a war over edtech?  Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush seems to think so.  He co-founded the Foundation for Excellence in Education and has made it his goal to “digitize education,” which (from what I understand) involves … Continue reading

#EdChat Summary: 11-1-11

Topic: Is the rift often found between IT people and classroom teachers a real issue? How do we address this issue? Right from the outset, I could tell that this was going to be an intense discussion.  Think about it: … Continue reading

Education Hack Day

Ever heard of a hackathon?  It’s basically an all-out creative festival where people committed to one particular cause get together for a weekend (sometimes longer) to make awesome stuff.  So perhaps you can imagine what an “Education Hack Day” would … Continue reading