Expert Perspectives


Realizing Increased Student Achievement With Mobile Technologies: Here's the Plan

It seems appropriate that in our first column for T.H.E. Journal's K-12 Mobile Classroom Newsletter we should lay out the path to the Holy Grail of K-12: increased (if not dramatically increased) student achievement. While we might be wearing rose colored contact lenses, here's the trajectory that we see actually happening over the next few years that will get K-12 to the Holy Grail:

BYOD Teachers Talk Classroom Use

BYOD programs are only as good as the use teachers make of them. One school's director of IT explores how teachers in a variety of subjects are incorporating student devices into their lessons during a comprehensive school-wide pilot.

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking

Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Here are five examples of activities that target these levels of the taxonomy and can be used with students across grade levels in a variety of content areas.

The Myth of Khan

Educators need to do a better job of explaining to the public what effective education really looks like.

How to Keep Today’s Mobile Parents Connected to Schools

Pritchardville Elementary has built parent engagement on three pillars: consistency, frequency and accessibility.

Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

What Will the 2020s Hold? Assessment Trends, Past and Future

A 50-year veteran of psychometrics — the science of measuring mental abilities and processes — offers a brief history and insights into the future of testing.

Why Teachers Need to Incorporate Physical Computing into Computer Science Lessons

Students today need to understand not only how to code online, but also how computer science and coding connect to the tangible objects in the world around them.

Interoper-What?

What interoperability means for learning environments.

EduSummIT 2019: How Will Changes in Human Computer Interfaces Impact Educational Technology?

How will changes in human computer interfaces, e.g., incorporation of augmented reality/virtual reality, impact educational technology and the learning experience? Good question! In this week’s blogpost we provide an answer to that good question produced by the 10 members of "Technological Working Group 1" at the EduSummIT 2019 Conference held in Quebec City, October, 2019.

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