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Opinion


Don't Talk to Me About Data

We need a universal dashboard for student information.

When Will They Ever Learn, When Will They Ever Learn

Cathie and Elliot hold an intense conversation about the need for teachers to be provided with curriculum that has been built from the ground up exploiting the affordances of mobile devices using technology is going to have a positive impact on student achievement!

'Life IS Good' When Robbie Melton's Around!

If you, your school, your district is considering purchasing mobile gear, RUN, don’t walk to a site Dr. Robbie Melton (Mobile Gadget Maven Extraordinaire) and her crew have created where you will find tips, reviews, descriptions, pictures, testimonials, etc., etc. etc. on all the "stuff" involved in supporting mobile learning. But before you run off, read a fun story about how Robbie and her Magical Gadget Bag saved our bacon at the UNESCO meeting in Paris (February 2014).

Putting Change on the Backs of Teachers is a Bad, Bad Idea

In a lively dialogue, mobilists Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway discuss why telling teachers to just "integrate the technology into the curriculum" is a recipe for disaster — and they invite readers to tell their own tech transformation stories.

4 Tips for Surviving the Last Half of the School Year

The best way to keep engaged in your teaching and to enjoy your job is to be prepared.

Web 2.0 to Social 3.0: The Next Big Thing

While web services that supported asynchronous collaboration on sites such as Facebook and Edmodo are the hallmark of Web 2.0, Social 3.0 is ushering in support for synchronous collaboration – with the Google Docs Editor as the pioneering example. And by 2017 every app and every webpage will be Social 3.0-ified and will support synchronous, real-time collaboration. You read it first!

E-Rate Begins at Home

If we know anything at all about the impact of technology on learning, we know that students must be able to use it when they need it, as long as they need it.

Bubble 2.0? Schmubble 2.0! Stocks May Fall, but Technology Is Not Going Away!

Chicken Little is out of the chicken coup! It’s Bubble 2.0! Not so! Just the opposite in fact: while the stock market may go and down, technology is tremendously more rooted in our daily and enterprise lives than it was when Bubble 1.0 occurred. Time to integrate technology (mobile, in particular) into schools; technology (mobile, in particular) is not going away.

How To Use Technology To Increase Student Achievement Is Not a Mystery!

While good news about how technology is positively impact student achievement in U.S. K-12 schools is in short supply, the fact is this: It is not a mystery how a school can use desktops, laptops and, yes, even iPads to increase student achievement. Check out our blog; we spill the beans on how Nan Chiau Primary School in Singapore is using smartphones and 1:1 to support increases in achievement -- especially in students' development of 21st century skills!

How To Make Your Brain Detours Useful

How many times have you lost a great idea for a lesson plan simply because you weren't able to jot it down right away? Capturing ideas as the develop can be inconvenient, but here are five easy steps for recording your "brain detours" using a tool that's already close at hand.

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