Cargo Cult Education

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Evolution of educational technology infographic – Irish Innovation News – Siliconrepublic.com. First, this is a very US centric view. Also, it is focused almost entirely on devices rather than their uses. That’s part of the whole problem with Ed Tech … Continue reading

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes 36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do. Some of this is clearly subjective (and a few are rather faddist), but it’s a nice touchstone. It’s also a lovely list for people in Ed.Tech. I think an … Continue reading

BBC News – Viewpoint: Computer code frees us to think in new ways

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute BBC News – Viewpoint: Computer code frees us to think in new ways. Very well said. There’s lots here to like and agree with: To date the reasons behind the changes have seemed very skills-based, as if instilling particular skills … Continue reading

Are MOOCs the answer?

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Worth Reposting…. Clay Shirky is our MP3 » FOLLOWERS OF THE APOCALYPSE. For those who don’t know, Clay Shirky talks and writes about the Interwebs. He’s faculty @ NYU . He likes to make predictions about the future. He’s now … Continue reading

The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute The Number That Shows Why Apple is Suing Every Android Manufacturer in Sight. I guess when Apple can’t compete using its beauty and amazing marketing, it simply tries to squash the competition by what amounts to censorship. In the trial, … Continue reading

Who funded the Internet? I care that you don’t know what it is! « Computing Education Blog

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes Even in modern times it is possible for accounts of history to go awry. In this case it doesn’t even have the excuse of being ancient history.   Come to think of it, in some ways we are more at … Continue reading

Googlography 101: Searching on the Net

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes For the last decade or so I’ve been saying that searching and sorting are going to be key skills (and that these are things we really need to concentrate on in CS Education). For about as long, I’ve also thought … Continue reading

Being Programmed: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have

Approximate Reading Time: 4 minutes Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The 33 Digital Skills Every 21st Century Teacher should Have. I’ve been teaching an EdTech course the last few weeks and we had our last class on Friday. I spent some time reading from Douglas … Continue reading