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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: http://doug-woods.blogspot.com/2010/06/good-teachers-dont-need-technology.html 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

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 Spellchecker.lu. 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…

Blogging Students

I’ve instructed half of my BScE students that they will have to use their “professional” blog @ blog.bsce.uni.lu 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…

Google Tech Talk by Mitchel Resnick: Sowing the Seeds for a more Creative Society

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qWF1SJ4LGI I love the first slide, where Mitchel Resnick presents three words and asks his audience to play the “odd one out” game with him. The words are: Television, Computer, Paintbrush. Which word would you choose? This is a pretty simple, but very effective tool to make a quick diagnosis of your perspective on technology […]

22 July 2009 at 09:53 - Comments
bob at 11:01 on 22 July 2009
Wow, I didn't know that a German guy named Froebel INVENTED Kindergarten... For more information: http://www.froebelweb.org/
bob at 11:50 on 22 July 2009
http://www.computerclubhouse.org/

TPACK: Using technology for enriched experiences of content

I’ve discovered, more by chance, the DEVOLVE website (http://www.open.ac.uk/darwin/devolve-me.php), which allows you to make a “[…] journey back in time [and] to see yourself as you would have looked as an early human”. To me, this is a nice example of a digital technology tool that allows you to have enriched and personally connected experiences […]

17 July 2009 at 14:21 - Comments
bob at 14:23 on 17 July 2009
more over, the fact that kids could use their own pictures and DE-volve themselves would make the exploration of evolutionary…

“Free: the past and future of a radical price” – a book by Chris Anderson

This book is about the 21st century meaning of “free”, which really means you don’t have to pay anything… as opposed to the 20th century meaning of free, which meant that there’s a hidden cost somewhere. The book is available as a book (for instance on www.amazon.de, www.amazon.com), with a small cost, or as an […]

10 July 2009 at 08:35 - Comments

ISTE | Learning & Leading with Technology

ISTE’s membership magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology, is one of our best! Learning and Leading is more than just the name of the magazine—the simple phrase encapsulates ISTE’s philosophy that technology is essential to school transformation and future opportunities for the 21st-century learners around the globe. via iste.org This is a really cool online […]

2 July 2009 at 07:40 - Comments

Book Review: “Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK) for Educators” by AACTE

I’ve recently “discovered” the TPCK model, by browsing the iTunesU catalogue and falling over Dr. Ruben Puentedura’s video podcast called “As We May Teach” (see: http://www.hippasus.com/). I was totally unaware of the theoretical and empirical work done in the field of TPCK, so far and so I was very happy to see that there are […]

1 July 2009 at 08:07 - Comments