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    What the 1 to 1 classroom has taught me

    "Despite their growing popularity, laptops may be doing more harm in classrooms than good." (Mueller and Oppenheimer, 2014) This grandiose conclusion was drawn when the authors tested groups of students taking notes either on laptops or longhand.
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    Never mind the bubbles - a future fable

    Graduating Class of 2035! My name is Indira Xi. I was born, like most of you, in 2017. This was around the time that many of our teachers themselves graduated from school. We have heard their stories of 1-to-1 classrooms; mobile devices; MOOCs an
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    Course 4 Final Project: Choices, Choices

    Option 1: Project-based Economics course Inspiration came via my week 2 post about project-based learning Economics final project as I've done it in the past. It's also in need of a better name. Elements of project based learning, fro
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    Technology is Global, Technique is Local

    Working in a 1-1 laptop environment was a reason for excitement when I came to my current school. Perhaps in my enthusiasm I imagined the new possibilities more than the challenges. Now, five years later, I’m closer to finding the right classroom t
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    Traditionally Futuristic

    Looking toward the future leads us to question the way we currently do things. What are the costs and benefits of dividing the school day into fixed time periods? Grouping students by age? Having them spend the majority of the day in classrooms? Pres
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    Video Games in the Classroom (at last!)

    [caption id="" align="alignright" width="222"] Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? (Wikimedia Commons)[/caption] The debate can continue about how video games impact kids’ development. I’m glad to say I grew up playing games and I turned o
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    Project Based Learning is for Teachers too

    The COETAIL site labels project-based learning as “The Past,” but I believe its best days are in the future. Many teachers still only dabble in this method rather than build their teaching around it. In plenty of classrooms we won’t see it a
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    From chalkboards to TPACK: How did we get here?

    I began teaching in a Philadelphia charter school with little access to technology. Integration was not a high priority goal, so as a new teacher I focused on improving my content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge. There certainly was plenty to lea
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    My Crystal Ball and My Future Classroom

    Education is an ever-changing field.  Not only does education change over long periods of time, but the pendulum swings rather quickly.  If you sit down with any teacher nearing retirement, you can easily discuss four or five different "paradigm s
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    SAMR and My Classroom

    I first heard about SAMR about two years ago during a school PD session on technology in the classroom.  I was very interested in SAMR as a model of thinking about tech integration.  It went beyond how I perceived it before, either you did it or yo