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The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change

Started Dec 30, 2009 0 Replies

Here's an article my colleague Alan Bain and I wrote in response to a generation of techno-criticism in education. Was recently published in the Journal of Technology Learning and Assessment (2009, v…Continue

Tags: paradigm, shift, reform, ICT, change

Frequency of ICT use

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mark E. Weston Ph.D. Dec 30, 2009. 5 Replies

On the issue of low frequency of ICT use by teachers, I wonder whether teachers don't integrate ICT into their practice because they don't find it to be essential to their work. For instance, how…Continue

Tags: #edreform

Forbes' list of revolutionary educators

Started Dec 26, 2009 0 Replies

Check out this list from Forbes. Who is missing? Why aren't they on the list? bit.ly/5SWLu1

 

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To collaborate and find best practices and to mentor and support new and pre-service teachers in K-12 and higher education institutes of learning worldwide for online and offline learning.The New Teacher Mentoring project can help you navigate through your first few years of teaching with a virtual mentor.You can also find support by following Lisa Dabbs @teachingwthsoul and joining …See More
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Musing of a (new) education Insurgent

Posted on December 22, 2011 at 6:38am 0 Comments

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Educating all students well: What could make it happen?

Posted on January 10, 2010 at 10:30am 1 Comment

Shift Happens: Four crazy ideas that might burst the modern education paradigm.

originally published in Education Week: October 26, 2007 http://bit.ly/5agGRP



Evidence suggests that our modern education paradigm, which does a terrific job of educating some students to high levels of learning, may be incapable of educating all students to equally high levels. Moreover, its inability to silence critics, support normal practice, and educate all the… Continue

Ending techno-criticism in education?

Posted on December 29, 2009 at 8:30pm 0 Comments

What must schools look and be like in order to take advantage of laptop computers and other technology? Here's how my colleague Alan Bain and I are thinking about that question: "The End of Techno-Critique: The Naked Truth about 1:1 Laptop Initiatives and Educational Change" http://bit.ly/4F8B5Z

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At 12:41pm on January 11, 2010, Adam Truitt said…
That's my backyard :-) San Juan Mountains on top of Mt. Sneffles (14, 150ft). I'm looking at Telluride's Ski Resort in the distance. Have a great day. AT
At 11:23am on January 11, 2010, Adam Truitt said…
Awesome Mark! Thanks for the connection - look forward to the collaboration. AT
At 4:12pm on January 10, 2010, Kimberly Munoz said…
Thanks for the friend request. I look forward to sharing and learning from you. Welcome!
Kim
At 10:26am on January 4, 2010, Chris White said…
Welcome aboard Mark!
At 12:44am on January 3, 2010, Greg Limperis said…
Mark,
Thanks for the connection. I did notice that you are not yet a member of my group Technology Integration in Education on Linkedin or on my sister site on Ning. We can be found at http://tech-in-ed.ning.com since you are in the mood for joining PLN's. Please consider joining my groups as well. I am sure you will be pleasently surprised at what our groups have to offer.

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At 10:37am on December 27, 2009, Mark E. Weston Ph.D. said…
Beatriz -- had a terrific time watch Robin Williams' recent special 'Weapons of Persona; Destruction." What a hoot! Have you seen it? M
At 6:33am on December 27, 2009, Annie Cook said…
Thank you for dropping in. I wish I have as much as time online. Our kids are having holidays now till 3rd January 2010. I am more time with the family during the school holidays. Greetings from Singapore.
At 9:48pm on December 26, 2009, Beatriz Lupiano said…
Cartoons, stand-up, authors like Tom Sharpe & David Lodge...I don't think life would be the same without them.
Loved the link in your blog, BTW. I've just spent about an hour browsing through it. Thanks!
B.
At 4:45pm on December 26, 2009, Mark E. Weston Ph.D. said…
Ha! Careful what you ask for...
At 11:56am on December 26, 2009, Thomas Whitby said…
Boy, It took you a while to get to this PLN site, but you have not wasted any time after your arrival. Thanks for the interaction.
 
 
 

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