Monthly Archives: July 2010

The Value of PD

Perhaps one consequence of all the “value of the teacher” buzz lately is increased recognition that professional development is really important. Studies of ed tech have shown technology is essentially worthless without teacher training on how to use and integrate. … Continue reading

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More “ahas” on ISTE

Lee Wilson’s “Education Business Blog” just published more of my ruminations on developments at the ISTE conference. Mike Baum – Sophia Consulting LLC

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Class mobility

Much buzz at ISTE last week around mobile devices.  Apps for iPhones, iPods, iPads.  Noises about some states with initiatives to explore, if not fund, putting devices in kids’ hands.  Before you dismiss it as “techie daydream” – a recently-released … Continue reading

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High hopes in thin air

ISTE 2010 in Denver – the first “NECC” conference under its new name – was brimful of energy and optimism despite fiscal belt-tightening across the country.  I’ll publish specific “ahas” in the next few days, here and elsewhere, but one … Continue reading

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