SAMR Doesn’t Help Planning

I’ve been thinking about the SAMR model recently and how it is not as helpful as I first thought it was. Sure, it can still […]

Two Models for Leveling Up How You Integrate Technology and Teaching

By Paul Erickson and Paul Gigliotti A 2019 Common Sense survey found that only four out of every 10 teachers consider the professional development  that they received […]

How to Integrate Tech in Class Using the SAMR Model

Whether for academic or corporate use, you can try using the SAMR model (Substitution Augmentation Modification Redefinition) to make tech integration smoother for your classes. Substitution […]

Adult Learning – Memory Game with H5P

Recently, I’ve been posting a few images on issues and points surrounding adult learners. Being a strong advocate for H5P, I’ve taken these images and added… […]

The Weekly Edtech Smackdown: Vol. VIII

Welcome to the weekly edition of The Edtech Smackdown—a collection of digital resources containing a few of my most favorite activities, tools and articles curated […]

Padlet as a Literacy tool for Parallel Discussions.

I’ve long been interested in seeing the use of technology in the classroom as an almost invisible tool, a stage for which the children and […]

Mom, Can You Pleeeease Record Me?

This post was originally published in @PeterMDeWitt’s blog Finding Common Ground in Education Week. Today’s guest post is written by frequent Finding Common Ground blogger Lisa Westman. […]

Teaching and Learning with Technology

Image from Common Sense Media Why use technology in teaching? How do students currently use technology in their learning? What are their expectations? How can […]

What is the SAMR model?

A new acronym floating around at the moment is SAMR.  But what does it mean and what implications does it have for classroom practise? SAMR stands […]

2 teacher-created models for savvy tech integration

The best way to know how an idea will fly in the classroom is to try it in the classroom. Planning and theory will only […]

How class tech is like grocery shopping

Using tech in the classroom can be like shopping for groceries. We shop with a list and a budget. We want to check off as […]

Designing digital learning activities and interactions

In the face of the myriad of technologies available to support teaching and learning, considered approaches to the planning of activities and integration of technology […]

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