Edustructional Technology

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Posts by Edustructional Technology

Internet Access Outside of Schools Is as Important as Access Within Schools

  I was prompted by a conversation with a colleague to write this post about rural school districts and broadband access. Because I work mainly […]

Alternatives to PowerPoint

NOTE: I mention PowerPoint throughout this article not to attack Microsoft or PowerPoint itself.  Rather, it is used as a generic term for most presentation […]

Catch Me at GaETC 2015!

  I'm excited to announce that I will be presenting at GaETC 2015 on 11/04/2015 at 1:30 PM - 2:25 PM.  I will be delivering […]

Please Stop Printing!

This post was generated from a recent device launch with which I have been working.  I have been involved with the deployment of ~900 Chromebooks […]

Plickers: One Device Formative Assessment

I am a fan of formative assessment, but it is usually difficult to grade the assessment quickly enough to give the student timely feedback.  With […]

The Two Educational Technologies: Technology for Consumption vs Technology for Creation

Introduction Technology in education can be easily classified by purpose.  A technology is either intended for consumption or creation.  While technologies do not neatly fit […]

Why Chromebooks Are Replacing iPads; or When Apple Left Education

Late last year or early this year, you probably read an article like this one: Google’s Chromebook wins over classrooms; ousts Apple’s iPad from PBS.  In terms […]

Will Holograms and VR Change Education?

The Past I still remember the first time that I saw a true virtual reality device.  I was a teenager wandering around Six Flags Over […]

Why Interactive Whiteboards Were a Terrible Idea

Quick!  Name 3 technologies commonly used in education.  You probably came up with: computer (for teacher and student use), iPads, and interactive whiteboards.  Some of […]

Use Join.me for Student with Disabilities

Oftentimes, I encounter situations where a student with a visual impairment has difficulty seeing what a teacher is doing on the board.  Usually this child […]

Video Lesson on Making Math Lessons Relevant for Students

Use a Tweet Aggregator for Class Twitter Chats

Introduction If you have not been using Twitter in your classroom, you are really missing out on a great way to engage students and open […]

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