Category Archives: Re-Blogging

Reblogging interesting articles links and the like.

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Should we flip the classroom?  I don’t know enough about it to take my own opinion seriously but my initial reaction is to ask the students.   If it’s about students watching online media at home with follow up in the classroom; I think it’s a great idea!  Simple and should be an effective learning technique. Continue reading The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

FOLLOW UP: DISCONNECTED URBANISM.

Always on the Move: Are We Becoming Digital Nomads? – EContent Magazine

On March 17 2014 I blogged my personal relationship with Disconnected Urbanism; The Goldberger article. (2007)

The use of transportable devices are still used in the same way 7 years later. In fact studies reflect that  Mobile Devices May Outnumber People by the End of the Year, Eileen Mullan raises some interesting questions that will leave you pondering on how we manage our own portable devices.

Eileen Mullan discusses her viewpoint, April 2014:  Always on the Move: Are We Becoming Digital Nomads? – EContent Magazine. (2014) 

Continue reading FOLLOW UP: DISCONNECTED URBANISM.

Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class

What a fantastic article by TEACHERWISE which is very complimentary to my studies.

TEACHERWISE

Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class

by SAM EVANS-BROWN

If there is one thing that the mobile-computing era has made clear, it’s that kids love touch screens. Because those touch screens — smartphones, iPads, Kindles and the like — are an inevitable added distraction to the classroom, schools across the country are struggling to deal with the growing prevalence of the technology.

But a growing number of schools are embracing these hand-held, Internet-ready devices by creating policies that put them to use in the classroom.

For three years, Oyster River Middle School in Durham, N.H., has been letting students use their touch-screen devices in class. The kids learn how to make presentations on iPads, how to keep track of their homework on a smartphone, and what they should and shouldn’t post on social media sites. The devices can be their planners, agenda books, and…

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