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Rethinking schooling and educating in a digital age – Book Recommandation

I’m very happy about a recent book that I discovered thanks to my wife: Remo H. Largo’s (2010) “Lernen geht anders. Bildung und Erziehung vom Kind her denken”; actually because it starts with some 20 introductory pages where Largo convincingly shows how society has dramatically changed during the last 20-30 years and how schooling and […]

27 October 2010 at 10:26 - Comments

Doug Woods on “Good Teachers Don’t Need Technology”

Doug Woods (ICT in Schools) has blogged about why he thinks that it’s inappropriate the say that “good teachers don’t need technology” and he goes into some details here: I’ve tried to post a comment on his blog, but so far it didn’t appear there, so I’d like to use my blog to publish my […]

3 June 2010 at 14:21 - Comments

Technology-Enhanced Literacy Instruction

I’ve just finished exploring the “technology-enhanced literacy instruction” literature and creating a prezi presentation file about it, that I will share will our educational sciences bachelor students (4th year: “Younger”). I’m heavily relying on the TPACK Model (Mishra & Koehler, 2006) to structure this presentation. I have also introduced the SAMR Model (Puentedura, 2009) to […]

18 May 2010 at 05:06 - Comments
Bob Reuter at 18:37 on 18 May 2010
the prezi presentation file can be found here: N.B. It's still somewhat *work-in-progress* and it may be difficult to…
Bob Reuter at 18:46 on 18 May 2010
N.B. I don't think that neuroscientific findings are the ultimate holy findings, just as much as I don't think that…

Online Writing Tool: Spellchecker for Luxembourgish

Thanks to Michèle Klecker I’ve just discovered an interesting Online Writing Tool, that allows you to check the spelling of text written in Luxembourgish. Even though the authors of this tool claim that it’s not meant to be a learning tool, I do think that it is a tool for learning, learning to write, learning to […]

1 December 2009 at 13:12 - Comments
Michel Weimerskirch at 14:01 on 1 December 2009
Thank you for your interest in Spell checkers should (generally speaking) not be used as a *standalone* tool for…
Bob Reuter at 14:44 on 1 December 2009
Michel, I do think that NO TOOL WHATSOEVER should be used as a standalone tool for learning anything... :-) Thank…

eLearning is about eConversation, not eDelivery

I’ve been thinking and reflecting a lot over the last years about the benefits and pitfalls of iTunesU and the like and the views that many university administrators have on eLearning… thinking that recording all lectures and putting them online will yield more and better student learning… I beg to STRONGLY disagree with such a […]

19 November 2009 at 08:09 - Comments
Bob Reuter at 18:32 on 23 November 2009
One of my BScE students, Chris Krier, has blogged (in Luxembourgish) about the article I refer to in my blog.…

Christine Brockmeyer’s story about her personal (non) experiences with computers in education

I strongly recommend reading this blog post by Christine Brockmeyer on her personal (non) experiences with computers in education. Dat Erliefniss mam Computer am “Communication visuelle” Kuer wat d’Christine eis héi beschréift, weisst ganz schein, dass de fait de Computer als creation tool anzesetzen direkt, quasi automatesch och eng aaner sozial form vu léieren mat […]

16 October 2009 at 07:55 - Comments

Blogging Students

I’ve instructed half of my BScE students that they will have to use their “professional” blog @ for their assignments, autonomous studies, homeworks and other tasks… and I’m very curious to see how they will manage to learn how to use this technology tool and how they will make the thing and the writing […]

23 September 2009 at 20:07 - Comments
bob at 20:56 on 29 September 2009
I've so far read only a few blog posts that my students have written, but I have to say that…
Kristina Hoeppner at 23:15 on 4 October 2009
I'm also interested in the students' use of the blogs as this is the first try with open blogs (for…

EdTech1 – Seminar 1: The Tech Breakdown

Today I started a newly redesigned course in our Bachelor in Educational Sciences study program called 1.6.2 Introduction to Educational Technology. And I had prepared two very nice and beautiful keynotes with inserted movies, etc. But, in a very tragically comical way (this year again), I had some technical issues, problems and mishaps… It’s somewhat […]

23 September 2009 at 10:10 - Comments

Many Eyes – Quickly Create Visual / Graphical Representations

I’ve just “discovered” MANY EYES (thanxs Kristina!) an online tool developed by IBM that allows everybody to generate graphical representations of numerical data – without too much trouble! It’s really a nice tool that follows my motto: keep IT simple! Explore it yourself! It’s really worthy IT… and yopu may discover some interesting visualizations created […]

10 September 2009 at 10:35 - Comments
bob at 10:42 on 10 September 2009
and I've create my first project: link I've been reading a blog post by Punya Mishra on how fast information…
Kristina Hoeppner at 18:45 on 20 September 2009
Somehow the link to your visualization got lost: This data set shows how technology can change the connectivity of…

Cell Phones in the Classroom, New Wikipedia Guidelines, Steam Car Redux, and Artificial Trees | PRI’s The World

via Clark Boyd interviews Greg Kulowiec, a high school teacher at Plymouth South High School in Plymouth, MA, USA, who is using all sorts of new technologies as learning and teaching tools in his very classroom… This is a very nice USE CASE example. Posted via web from the material mind

8 September 2009 at 08:47 - Comments