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Tech Talk Roundtable 15 | Game Based Learning: Get Your Game On!

  Chris, Jamie and Michael talk all about GBL, Game Based Learning. Articles of the week http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_bavelier_your_brain_on_video_games.html I appreciate the fact that this research scientist actually uses data rather than hearsay and common wisdom. http://www.ted.com/talks/jane_mcgonigal_gaming_can_make_a_better_world.html?source=twitter&awesm=on.ted.com_dYQn#.UYjDDZopR7t.twitter Simply an impressive TED Talk! http://blog.cengage.com/?p=862 Games – whether casual or immersive, single player or multi-player – demand the full focus of the participant on […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 14 | Understanding MOOCs

  Chris, Jamie and Michael talk all about MOOC, Massive Open Online Courses. Articles of the week Markup – Annotate, Grade, and Sign PDF Documents, Contracts, Forms, Notes, Papers, Assignments, and Blueprints for iPad on the iTunes App Store Description Markup is the easiest way to annotate documents on the iPad. Markup is a game-changer for teachers, who can now […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 13 | No More Digital Cheetos For You

  Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week New Survey Uncovers Big Trends In Online Learning | Edudemic The role of online learning in education is a hot topic right now. But who is actually taking advantage of this service? Teachers? Students? Who is using it bolster their academic […]

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Tech Talk Round Table 12 | Anti Social Media

  Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week http://www.edutopia.org/blog/4th-graders-achieving-world-peace-homa-tavangar Education Week: The New Ed-Tech Leader Models by Digital Example According to this article, the only way to get teachers and staff to move forward with technology is to model by example. If you show how it’s done, people will […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 11 | Are iPads Killing Creativity?

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week Beware the rise of the robo-grader | Marketplace.org EdX, the nonprofit collaboration between Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is about to launch a new free Internet service that uses artificial intelligence to grade student essays without any input from […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 10 | Have You Heard of Email?

  Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week Bringing Down Walls (Literally) to Foster Classroom Collaboration Design consultant Kate Mraw has been working on the layout to support collaborative learning at The Academy, a 320-student public charter high school for foster teens being established by the Orangewood Children’s Foundation […]

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Teck Talk Roundtable 09 | Why Do Your Eyeglass Have a Camera?

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week 13 Good Chrome Extensions and Apps for Students and Teachers Teens and Technology 2013 “The nature of teens’ internet use has transformed dramatically — from stationary connections tied to shared desktops in the home to always-on connections that move with them […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 08 | Social Media Palooza

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week How Students Benefit From Using Social Media – Edudemic A lot of criticism has been leveled at social media and the effect it has on the way students process and retain information, as well as how distracting it can be. However, […]

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Tech Talk Roundtabe 07 | More Efficient, Effective, Easy- Ding!

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the week How Teachers Feel About The 10 Biggest EdTech Trends – Edudemic Figuring out the biggest edtech trends is a great first step. We’ve taken it many times. Figuring out how teachers actually feel or care about those particular trends is […]

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Tech Talk Roundtable 06 | Tech Agnostic, Skeptic or Advocate

Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips. Articles of the Week Shanghai Dreaming to Become the City with Fastest Internet Speed in the World » M.I.C. Gadget Will Shanghai ended up with the fastest Internet in China? Maybe the world someday? As a world financial center, it makes sense for the […]

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