Category: Educational Trends

Microsoft Office – Is It Enough?

When I first started my current job as Technology Director at Sacramento Adventist Academy, I inherited the teaching schedule that had previously been used. This included a full year course called “Computer Applications” that met the technology requirements for graduation. In looking over what had been previously been taught, I found that this was simply an […]

April 12 / 2016
Author Mel Wade
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The Purpose of Technology in the Classroom

The First of a series, Mark flips his workshop on Flipped & Blended Learning. In episode one, we establish the place of technology in education.

November 09 / 2014

What do the studies say about flipped learning?

Have you been interested in flipping your classroom but have heard mixed reviews? Mark Janke reviews the studies of flipped classrooms.

March 13 / 2014

10 school initiatives that never go away

[In no particular order. Initiatives begin with their oldest version and go to the current version.] 1. Desktop computers; 1:1 laptops; 1:1 tablets; BYOD. 2. No Child Left Behind (NCLB); Race to the Top (RTTT); Common Core State Standards (CCSS); Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). 3. Scantron testing; computer-based testing; adaptive testing. 4. Overhead projectors; […]

December 17 / 2013
Author Ernest Staats
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Free (or cheap) Options for Classroom Response Systems

Before we get into this month’s topic, I want to give a brief follow up to my last article in September on Collaborative Classroom Projects.  I presented a session at the NAD Teachers Convention on this topic, and after talking with many who attended that session, felt that there was enough interest to initiate some […]

December 05 / 2012
Author Mel Wade
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Is the iPad Right for My Classroom?

There is a lot of potential for tablets in the classroom.  I’m not ready to see them as full desktop replacements but that time is coming very quickly.  In a day school, where students have access to desktops in the classroom and at home, I see them as a very good fit.  But remember that […]

June 12 / 2012
Author Mel Wade
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Moving to the Cloud: What it Means for Small Schools

When someones talks about moving to the cloud it can bring up images of smiling angels sitting on a fluffy cloud while playing a harp.  While this is clearly a fictionalized view most of us are no less clear on what it someone means when buzz word phrases like “I moved my e-mail to the […]

March 11 / 2011
Author Mel Wade
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Top 10 Sites for Educational Resources by David Kapuler

Here is a list of Ten sites that might be useful Thinkfinity – One of the most popular educational resource sites on the web. Created by Verizon Foundation with 1000s of lesson plans, interactive tools, etc. Teachers.net – A wonderful site with lesson plans created by teachers for teachers. A ton of classroom projects in […]

March 01 / 2011
Author Ernest Staats
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A Redemeptive Policy

At GCA we have 4 layers of filters for blocking inappropriate content but we still have to deal with some issues. We also partner with our parents by having the internet log files emailed home to the parents weekly or daily depending upon what the parent wants. We have had several parents call in and […]

March 01 / 2011

No Shame in Copy and Paste

Today very few students think twice about cutting and pasting from the internet for assignments. The Digital Age has changed how students view original thought. According to a recent survey, only 29 percent of college undergraduates thought that copying from an Internet source was considered “serious cheating.”

August 03 / 2010
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