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I’m Not Sold on ARVR…Yet

Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality are sweeping schools around the world, but I am not seeing the true learning impacts with them…yet. In this vlog post, I talk about AR/VR in education and what it has done over the past several years. I talk about the potential for ARVR to impact teaching and learning and how it has not met that potential…yet.

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Jeff Bradbury – Educational Podcasting – Global Conversations

In this episode of the Global Conversations series, we talk with Jeffrey Bradbury from the TeacherCast network. Jeffrey is globally known for his work in professional podcasting and educational podcasting. We talk about the two types of podcasting with tools, tips, and tricks for putting together great podcasts for all.

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Information Technology (IT) as a Service

In the second part of this vlog series on Information Technology in schools, I discuss the role of IT as it should be: a service. IT should be a service unit to the school helping every member of the school community work towards the school’s mission of teaching students. I discuss some resources for educating the IT staff and helping them understand the needs of educators. I also talk about certification and training around IT service models.

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The 5 Roles of IT in Schools

The first of a two part series around IT in schools. IT in schools has 5 key roles: Planning, Networking, Data, Security, and Support. In this vlog post, I talk about these 5 roles of Information Technology and how they come to life in educational institutions. Information Technology is one for the 6 tenets of Educational Technology Leadership.

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What is Blended Learning?

Let’s define Blended Learning. It is a combination of face to face and online learning, but few people really know what that means. Don’t fall into the trap of looking only at time on and offline…instead consider timing, platform, and engagement. Also, blended learning is a matter of “when,” not “if.”

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Coding as Literacy

Coding is the literacy of the 21st century. Coming from BETT Asia 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I talk about my keynote presentation. Coding is a universal language we need to teach children of all ages. But we don’t teach it to help students learn a new language, rather to understand the essence of computational thinking. Computational thinking is the fabric of the 21st century.

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David Lee – Design Thinking in the Classroom

In this first episode of the Global Conversations series, we talk with David Lee, author of Design Thinking in the Classroom. David’s book outlines the process, procedure, and culture for using the Design Cycle and Design Thinking in the classroom. He speaks in depth about the five areas of Design Thinking – Empathize, Design, Ideate, Prototype, Test – and how teachers can use those with students in project based learning.

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Global Conversations – An Introduction

I’m adding a new feature to The EdTech Vlog – Global Conversations. In the Global Conversations series, I will share my discussions and dialogues with people in education, edtech, and international education fields. Through interviews, chats, panels, or general discussions, we’ll investigate some the most interesting elements of modern education, international approaches to learning, and the use of technology enhance the student experience. Please leave comments about who you would like me to talk to as part of this series. Let’s start a global dialogue with these conversations.

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Global Conversations – An Introduction

I’m adding a new feature to The EdTech Vlog – Global Conversations. In the Global Conversations series, I will share my discussions and dialogues with people in education, edtech, and international education fields. Through interviews, chats, panels, or general discussions, we’ll investigate some the most interesting elements of modern education, international approaches to learning, and the use of technology enhance the student experience. Please leave comments about who you would like me to talk to as part of this series. Let’s start a global dialogue with these conversations.

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