Monthly Archives: April 2013

Hacking High School: Next Steps for Open Source Learning

A conversation with David Preston EdD, high school teacher, and director of Preston Learning and Open Source Learning, at the Howard Rheingold U live online alumni session, March 25, 2013. Introduction by Doug Breitbart, OSL moderator on Google+  Doug Breitbart: David, can you … Continue reading

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Check in to the HoTEL: Holistic Approach to Technology Enhanced Learning

TED speaker & internet communities pioneer Howard Rheingold passed this mindmap along via Twitter today. As a “co-learner” in his online RheingoldU courses and through my work on the collaboratively produced Peeragogy Handbook that he instigated (his term), I’ve come to respect Rheingold’s … Continue reading

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Great IPad Article

The Smart Way to Use iPads in the Classroom

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High school students get course credit for online courses via edX

High school students get course credit and learn about college life by taking online courses at MIT and Harvard via edX. Students say the workload is comprable to their high school classes, but the coursework is more difficult and more … Continue reading

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Collaboration between a University and K-12 school through iTunes U

Lynn University not only hosted the last of the Presidential debates for the 2012 election but reached out to area K-12 schools and create content to bring those students into our political process.  See a Vimeo video about the process. … Continue reading

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Badges challenge college diplomas?

A Chronicle of Higher Ed article, “Badges’ Earned Online Pose Challenge to Traditional College Diplomas” explores the advantages and disadvantages of using badges to demonstrate achievement. What do you think of badges? Do they offer a way to show skills … Continue reading

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Technology, Carrots, and What We’re Doing Wrong

Many classrooms these days are looking to make the technology in their classrooms seamless, a standard part of what they do. This is great. Our students live in an environment where they use technology outside school all the time and … Continue reading

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Students Using iPod Touch in APS World Language Classes

Students in Catherine Ritz’s French class creating photo stories with audio narrations on the iPod Touch using a free app called VoiceThread. The iPod Touches were funded through a grant from the Arlington Education Foundation. For more information about the program see Arlington World … Continue reading

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