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No Tech Until High School?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr Stu Nov 5, 2011. 2 Replies

Here's an interesting article on technology in - or in the…Continue

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iPad for the right age?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jayne Bowen Oct 24, 2011. 3 Replies

The iPad and tablets allow for incredible new forms of learning. They can help us increase engagement and creativity and comprehension. The touch-screen model makes programs like iBook act so real,…Continue

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What is a whiteboard? (app review)

Started this discussion. Last reply by KatieJAdam Jul 22, 2012. 6 Replies

There's an app out there that calls itself an iPad whiteboard. It allows you to write on it with various types of markers, import pictures and play videos. It records what happens and allows you to…Continue

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KatieJAdam replied to Mr Stu's discussion What is a whiteboard? (app review)
"I think if you make video in whiteboard style will bring some great benefits to you, because, in whiteboard style of animation creative writers developed all the characters plus surroundings in a white board.Actually whiteboard style is capturing…"
Jul 22, 2012
KatieJAdam replied to Mr Stu's discussion What is a whiteboard? (app review)
"sd"
Jul 20, 2012
Hayami Miyasato liked Mr Stu's discussion iMovie Project: Authentic Assessment
Jun 18, 2012
Heidi Siwak left a comment for Mr Stu
"On Nov 10 my grade 6''s host their first global twitter chat #hana62 Share thoughts on peace, war, WWII, holocaust. http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/"
Nov 8, 2011
Heidi Siwak left a comment for Mr Stu
"Hi, I just saw this today as I haven't checked in here for a while. We've had a great start to the year. Will have a look at video."
Nov 8, 2011
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Has Apple Crossed An Ethical Boundary With Schools?

A response to this article: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/technology/apple-woos-educators-with-trips-to-silicon-valley.html?_r=1&hpwThis article is an interesting look at the Apple and Microsoft sales pitch process. Overall it doesn't look that new or outlandish. I'm sure Apple appreciates hearing about educational needs and issues from the sups, and it's good…See More
Nov 5, 2011
Mr Stu replied to Mr Stu's discussion No Tech Until High School?
"Ha! I like your take on the elitist angle of the school. Of course I agree that it doesn't take computers to create a good learning experience. In fact, some of the best teaching I've done has been in a creek as students discovered…"
Nov 5, 2011
Michael replied to Mr Stu's discussion No Tech Until High School?
"Honestly, I can’t say that I’m surprised to hear this.  For the past twenty years we’ve adopted this kind of “shoot first, ask questions later” approach to bringing technology into the classroom.  We’ve…"
Oct 28, 2011
Jayne Bowen replied to Mr Stu's discussion iPad for the right age?
"The iPad is a great additional to our bag of tricks in the classroom, and although it is so addictive with its virtual apps, we shouldn't toss out the old-school tools that definitely have their place. Sometimes I long for the old chalkboards…"
Oct 24, 2011
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No Tech Until High School?

Here's an interesting article on technology in - or in the case, not - the classroom. A montessori school in the heart of Silicon Valley eschews technology until 8th grade, and even then it's limited. I'm curious, what's the best use of technology you've seen in K-8? Do you think it really teaches?See More
Oct 23, 2011
Mr Stu replied to Mr Stu's discussion iPad for the right age?
"Looks like I'm not the only one wondering about the right age for kids with tablets. From the American Academy of Pediatrics: http://n.pr/p6QVtT"
Oct 23, 2011
Veronica Oldfield replied to Mr Stu's discussion iPad for the right age?
"It would depend of the students learning style. Kinesthetic learners would probably benefit more from hands on learning about 3D objects"
Oct 19, 2011
Mr Stu posted a status
"Doing great work to address the digital divide, thanks ddi.org! http://www.theddi.org/homepage.php"
Oct 18, 2011
Mr Stu posted a discussion

iPad for the right age?

The iPad and tablets allow for incredible new forms of learning. They can help us increase engagement and creativity and comprehension. The touch-screen model makes programs like iBook act so real, and the interface is so intuitive that it almost seems like we're reading a real book. And this is where I keep going back to my Ed psych 101 course with questions.Isn't there a stage in early childhood development where kids don't know the difference between abstract notions and real objects? For…See More
Oct 18, 2011
Maegan Groos replied to Mr Stu's discussion What is a whiteboard? (app review)
"I completely agree. I do not understand the purpose of the whiteboard app. I would much rather use a regular whiteboard, or better yet, a Smartboard!"
Oct 17, 2011
Mr Stu replied to Mr Stu's discussion What is a whiteboard? (app review)
"Hey thanks for the reply and tip on the other stylus. I'll certainly check it out!   I think we're fundamentally on the same page. I agree that the future of ed tech is about student centered learning, not improving the classic,…"
Oct 16, 2011

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The world is increasingly connected with new ways of thinking and educating. No one knows what the future of education will look like, but it is clear that there needs to be leaders who can think outside of the box.

With 7 years working in education, and 11 years of international experience, plus an advanced degree in Education, I am uniquely qualified to inspire and create a new definition of teaching and learning.

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Teaching, learning technologies, teacher training, curriculum design, international expertise, foreign language, photography, graphic design and public speaking.

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At 3:54am on November 8, 2011, Heidi Siwak said…
On Nov 10 my grade 6''s host their first global twitter chat #hana62 Share thoughts on peace, war, WWII, holocaust. http://theglobalclassroomproject.wordpress.com/
At 3:53am on November 8, 2011, Heidi Siwak said…
Hi, I just saw this today as I haven't checked in here for a while. We've had a great start to the year. Will have a look at video.
At 10:25am on October 13, 2011, TEJAL SHAH said…

Hi Stuart,

 

Here is the page where you can retrieve the ipad recording http://www.stevehargadon.com/2011/09/live-interview-thursday-sept-29th-on.html

 

Tejal 

At 7:49am on April 13, 2011, Heidi Siwak said…
I will plan for this for next year.  We do a Canada's Links to the World Unit in grade 6. This is a perfect project for us.
 
 
 

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