Brian Kelley

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Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

The Peril<p>The dissemination of digitized, teacher-driven content is not full blended learning. Though this can be viewed as a first step toward new …

Pixar Rolls Out Free Online Storytelling Course

Pixar has been breaking technical barriers since it was founded in 1986. But talk to any of their top filmmakers and they’ll tell you that a focus on …

Animation

SAMR Model Visually Explained for Teachers

February 9, 2017 With the pervasive use of technology inside our classrooms, pedagogical concerns related to the effectiveness of technology in …

5 Radically Different Approaches to Technology in Schools

Not long ago, I was checking email when a Google doc notification popped up. It was from my son Will, who was then in second grade. The document he was sharing was a school project about the ancient Romans. I had no idea my 7-year-old knew how to research bygone civilizations, let alone use and …

7 Everyday Google Tools That Are Facilitating Both Teaching and Learning

Google has profoundly impacted how we integrate data into our lives, not only with their search engine, but also with their voice-activated personal …

Four cautionary lessons about education technology

There is no denying that governments around the world are expanding investments in education technology, from inputs that students use directly (like …

An American Tennis Player Finds Her Voice

Nicole Gibbs is a twenty-three-year-old American tennis player, currently ranked No. 92 in the world. She might climb the rankings in the next few years—she was an indomitable national collegiate champion and stays in points with her sound defense; last March, at Indian Wells, I watched her play …

Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique

Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that …

How the Pioneers of the MOOC Got It Wrong

By replicating the lecture format, massive open online courses ignore the truly innovative developments in online learning Illustration: Gary …

As Everything Becomes Digital: Culture Becomes More Important

<i>Everything that goes on in a school is a function of the school’s culture. <br>(Gruenert, Whitaker)</i><p>Commenting on a research report commissioned by …

Education Technology

Why feedback fails

Feedback is one of the few things in education that pretty much every agrees is important and worthwhile. The need for feedback is obvious: if you …

It’s Lonely Fighting for Photo Attribution

One more bang on my Always Be Attributing drum. I am going to try to make a case that if you “just follow the rules” for openly licensed images CC0 / …

Just an hour a day on social media can affect kids' happiness

Everywhere you go, you see teens and tweens obsessively checking their social media feeds on their phones. But, behind the smiling selfies, teens …

Blogs: Do They Serve Any Real Purpose?

This year I made a few changes to my WordPress Blog site. I removed all of the ads that WordPress placed on it and I now use my name as the domain …

Want to be a good writer? Keep talking.

I am retiring from The Poynter Institute on New Year’s Eve. As my wife and I watch the ball in Times Square slide down to 2017, our fervent smooch …

A Look Inside Orson Welles’ Sketch Book

What we can learn from the innovative artist’s 1955 BBC TV program.<p>The BBC once broadcast a television program where a man sits in front of a camera …

Teachers Visual Guide to Google Keep

December 27, 2016<br>Since its release awhile ago, Google Keep has gained so much popularity among teachers and educators and within a very short period …

Tips for Measuring ROI on School Technology

How can you determine if the Chromebooks, tablets, literacy solutions and other instructional systems you’re buying for your schools are having an …

The Ticking Clock of Teacher Burnout

On average, American educators spend more hours with students than their international counterparts—and that may not be a good thing.<p><i>What if I only taught part-time?</i><p>That was my favorite daydream question as an elementary-school teacher in Massachusetts. Just to be clear, I wasn’t exactly looking to …

Teaching

Teacher observations have been a waste of time and money

Fundamental information that is the basis for evaluating the performance of our K-12 education system is sending different signals. Measures of …

The Teenage Brain Is Wired to Learn—So Make Sure Your Students Know It

The potential that comes from neuroplasticity—the capacity to change the structure and function of the brain through learning—provides the foundation …

Does “Digital Writing” Exist?

Introduction<p>This post is dangerous. It calls into question some of the ideas behind growing interest in teaching writing using digital tools, …

Writing

How Hashtags, Texts, and Tweets Are Influencing Digital Language

JOHN DANKOSKY: This is Science Friday. I’m John Dankosky. Texting has made communicating a lot easier. No more memorizing phone numbers, instant …

The Teenager's Definitive Guide to Social Media Don'ts

You’re only as relevant as you are clued in. Don’t be a social pariah—avoid the hellscape of awkward behavior and secondhand embarrassment by never, …

Snapchat

Amazon rolls out Rapids, a chat style reading app for kids

Rapids is a cute new kids app from Amazon using a playful chat style to help kids ages seven to twelve enjoy reading.<p>A lot of kid’s reading apps are a take on the traditional storybook and Amazon already has a Kindle for kids, but Amazon’s Michael Robinson who headed up the project, noticed his own …

How WeChat Is Reshaping Online Education

Over the past year, I have been trying to help providers of online education courses in both China and the U.S. form partnerships with each other. Originally, I asked my Chinese clients to consider using learning management systems (LMS) such as Instructure's Canvas or Blackboard’s CourseSites.<p>LMS …

No Snapchat In The Bedroom? An Online Tool To Manage Kids' Media Use

Whether your kid is 3 and obsessed with Daniel Tiger videos or 15 and spending half her conscious hours on Snapchat, you are probably somewhat conflicted about how to think about their media habits.<p>How much time? What kind of media? What should our family's rules be?<p>When the American Academy of …

The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class

<b>‘Writing in Math Class is a win-win for Students & Teachers’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.</b><p>Regular readers know that, …