Category: Curriculum

Schools are NOT coffee shops

Schools are NOT coffee shops By Paul Barrette, Lately, I’ve seen an increasingly popular meme on Twitter and edtech blogs echoing the same call to action; “If Starbucks and McDonald’s have the infrastructure to offer open WiFi access, why can’t schools?” This is a surprisingly glib and uninformed stance to take by anyone who claims […]

March 18 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Teaching resources for teachers, by teachers

Teaching resources for teachers, by teachers The American Federation of Teachers’ new online community Share My Lesson offers teachers free access to the resources and knowledge of their peers across the country. Featured are nearly 260,000 teaching resources, a monthly resource calendar, free games and activities mapped to the Common Core and discussion forums. Teaching […]

March 18 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them)

This is re-post that I came across at FETC that all schools who are considering going to iPads that need to read. Added by Tom Daccord on 2012-09-27 Over the last few years K-12 schools and districts across the country have been investing heavily in iPads for classroom use. EdTechTeacher has been leading iPad professional […]

January 30 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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1to1 or BYOD

Going 1to1 Some important Thoughts from project Red: http://www.projectred.org/about/research-overview/findings.html Key Implementation Factors  (Rank Order of Predictive Strength) Intervention classes: Technology is integrated into every intervention class period. Change management leadership by principal: Leaders provide time for teacher professional learning and collaboration at least monthly. Online collaboration: Students use technology daily for online collaboration (games/simulations and […]

December 13 / 2012
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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International Connections

Back in January of 2011, Betty Bayer wrote a CAT~net article suggesting that our Adventist system of education presents a potential Global Village that current technology has made more accessible.  This is a topic that I have contemplated for some time and want to bring you up to date with some more current examples and […]

December 05 / 2012
Author Mel Wade
Category Curriculum
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Polling students without special devices and Free

I came across this great polling solution I thought I would share.  For most of our schools that have only a few teachers the free or 50 dollars a year per teacher would be the best option.  What I like is it is a great way teachers can use students cellphones today to make class […]

November 27 / 2012
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Tech Tips for Teachers

I came across this and thought it might be useful. 1. Allotted Time. The biggest problem I find is planning the time out for using technology. When you introduce a new tool or piece of technology it will take more class time than you expect. This happens to me all the time. I find a […]

November 27 / 2012
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Free webex on BYOD network and security issues

I am presenting a webex on Mobile and BYOD network and security issues you are welcome to sign up for and hopefully find out some useful information. Signup at http://info.dyknow.com/SecurityConsiderationsWebinar_RegisterNow.html Security Considerations: Mobile and BYOD Networks Tuesday, November 6, 2012 @ 3:00pm EDT (US) The shift to a mobile/BYOD education model is impacting network accessibility. […]

October 26 / 2012
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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What do before you go to 1to1 iPads

I have talked with countless schools who have gone or are looking at going to a 1to1 program.  While iPads have lots of great possibilities they also have some issues like very thing in life.   With that in mind I thought I would pull together several resources so schools can be more informed to ensure […]

October 26 / 2012
Author Ernest Staats
Category Curriculum
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Maps

When I was a child I loved maps.  I would pull out maps and spread them out on the floor and follow the lines, taking trips in my imagination.  As I began to drive, I always had the latest Rand McNally US road atlas in my car so I had the latest updates.  This made […]

June 11 / 2012
Author Mel Wade
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