My Writings. My Thoughts.
At this time of year a few teachers plan alternative final assessments instead of an exam. (I love that!) Some of the essential skills for projects involving multimedia include finding and appropriately citing content. Sometimes we take for granted that kids have these things in their ‘know-how’ tool kits. Below are a few tips we [...]
My MOOC experience continues. Gamification is my third foray into the world of Massive Open Online Courses. Gamification is a relatively recent thing, but as Professor Kevin Werbach pointed out in this week’s Office Hours Google Hangout, it’s a field that is likely to continue to become more mainstream, much the same way social media [...]
I had two experiences this week that brought home the message strongly visualized in the excellent graphic below by OnlineEducation.net. In one class I visited students were conducting some independent research to review a topic. They were using each other, their textbooks, class notes and their laptops to clarify any concepts and terms that still [...]
What can we learn from innovative organizations like Google? How might we adopt some of their cultural markers to inspire students? When we knew ASIJ would be the host venue for the first Tokyo Google Apps for Education Summit I wondered how we might use it as an opportunity to touch students and not just [...]