Thursday, April 23, 2015

Student Resumes Re-imagined, When Tech Makes Things Worse, and other Cool Stuff

7 Things I Would Like to Say to Professors in Teacher Prep Programs
#5. If you really want to stay abreast of the latest breakthroughs in pedagogy, read fewer journals and visit more classrooms.

The 5 Best Sources For Animated GIF Images

I’m convinced that the animated GIF reveals something about humanity. Present your average person with a repetitive moving picture and they’ll become absolutely entranced. I’ve lost many hours of my life to dancing bears and dogs doing barrel rolls.
The Student Resume Re-imagined
In essence Sarah’s site is a digital portfolio that showcases her creative student work.  The home page identifies three main categories describing the type of work she is showcasing – Media Gallery, Graphic Design Portfolio, Art-Stagram.  The best part is that she developed the site on her own free will.

OSAMR Model – When Tech Makes it Worse
I have seen some administrators include a teachers use of the SmartBoard (or fill in the blank technology) in the lesson evaluation. This does not take into account if the SmartBoard was the right tool for that lesson. The thinking is that a lot of money was spent on the technology so it should be used. Financial expenditures should not outrank student needs, engagement and learning.

The Death of Textbooks?
Artificially intelligent software is reshaping traditional teaching materials—but it's unclear what the new technology will take away from the learning experience.

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