Teetering with technology: how I explore my own use, disuse & misuse of 21st century devices and tools

An earlier version of this post was published in the Linden School’s literary journal, House of Girls. A print copy is available for purchase at the school now; an electronic version will come out soon. Contrary to popular belief, this technology teacher isn’t all that techie. Sure, I have a few of the latest devices, […]

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Game-based learning in the workforce – personal response to article

I’ve been thinking about game-based learning quite a bit.  A classmate of mine posted this article and it has definitely got me thinking. The article under review is Marjo Johne’s “Making a game of work“, from the Globe and Mail (May 13, 2011). Full link: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/managing/on-the-job/making-a-game-of-work/article2021725/ Basically, the article discusses the use of video games for […]

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A personal response to Prensky’s “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants”

This is my personal response to Marc Prensky’s “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” (Part 1).  I wrote this for my Computers in the Curriculum class.  The intention is to be reflective of my own experiences with technology, so I guess, take it for what it is! You can access this article here, full URL: http://www.marcprensky.com/writing/Prensky%20-%20Digital%20Natives,%20Digital%20Immigrants%20-%20Part1.pdf I have […]

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Regularity and use of computers = no guarantee! Response to Larry Cuban and Steve Hardagon interview

For Week 1 of my online class, I listened to Steve Hardagon’s (@stevehargadon) 2006 interview with Larry Cuban on “Oversold and underused: Computers in the classroom” http://bit.ly/lXvvsH. (full URL: http://audio.edtechlive.com/LarryCuban.mp3) Cuban says, “Abundant access does not guarantee regularity and use, and certainly there is no guarantee that regularity and use produce the desired outcomes.” What are the desired outcomes? […]

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