Teachers and Students May Not Mix Well on Facebook

There’s a lot of possibilities of using face book in Education. Even though there’s about 500M users and it’s been around for years, we’ve yet to get good policies in place to handle both on and off-site usage of Facebook by students and teachers. Simply blocking Facebook at the schools does not suffice. This MSNBC …

CETPA Certified CTO

Yesterday I received my Chief Technical Officer certification. This event at the annual CETPA conference held this year in Monterey, CA was the culmination a ┬áprogram in which I participated in monthly sessions with 20 other technology leaders across California. The 2010 Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Mentor Program focused on leadership skills required for Chief …

Gates likes the online Khan Academy

Fortune Magazine lauds the online teaching library of the Khan Academy. Bill Gates is pretty impressed and so are thousands of others. Fortune reports that “by any measure (it’s) the most popular educational site on the web. Khan’s playlist of 1,630 tutorials (at last count) are now seen an average of 70,000 times a day …

Pearson features Metropolitan Arts and Technology

Pearson’s Partnership for 21st Century Schools features Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School where students use project based learning and technology to engage with the curriculum by actively constructing a final product. In this sample, Justin Wells’ class makes political ads as a culmination of a project that demonstrates deep learning in Political Science.

Will the iPad Revolutionize Learning or Will the Infrastructure?

This Edutopia post http://bit.ly/cmh3Nl gets a conversation going about whether the iPad and similar technology will revolutionize learning stating: I think this technology will revolutionize the way a student will access all types of information: media, academic research, and books (non-fiction, fiction, and textbooks). In addition, students can produce digital work, blog, chat, and email …

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