Jarod Bormann

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Moving Beyond Surface Level Digital Pedagogy

I am doing my best to post something each Friday. This week check out a longer read I worked on for the Hybrid Pedagogy community. In the piece, I …

Social Media

Top 10 Innovation & Collaboration Thoughts

A buzzword is a word, that is frequently used and fashionable at a particular time or in a particular context. Currently, innovation seems to be such …

When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom

Garrison Institute looks a little like Hogwarts. The retreat center is housed in a former monastery amid tranquil green hills overlooking the Hudson River, 60 miles north and a world away from New York City.<p>Inside the airy chapel on a recent summer afternoon, about 35 educators from the U.S. and at …

Teaching

After dominating kids’ lives all summer, Pokémon Go is becoming part of the classroom

When Dawn Casey-Rowe first played Pokémon Go with her 9-year-old son this summer, she saw endless possibilities for what she could do in her high school classroom.<p>“Everyone in the world is out there playing, and I know my students will be playing too,” Casey-Rowe, a social studies teacher at …

Education Technology

Evaluating Websites as Information Sources

Shenglan Zhang and I thought that we could help address this situation by laying a foundation for website evaluation in elementary school. In …

7 Important Questions Before Implementing Digital Portfolios

Image from Bill Ferriter (@plugusin)Digital portfolios are something that are really starting to take off in schools. There are different software …

14 Messages Every Student Needs To Hear From You

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How to use Google Docs as a Blogging Tool and Post Blog Entries

Windows Live writer is by far the best blog editor but do you know that you can use Google docs as a blog editor and post blog entries directly from …

A Look Back: Tools For Creating Online Content That Don’t Require Registration

<b>Next February, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary! Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A</b> …

Online Life

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture

Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring …

A New Model For Professional Development

Teachers who embrace new technologies recognize that professional development (PD) can be achieved in part through collaboration with other educators.<p>This type of collaborative learning is not as easily achieved through traditional professional development practices.<p>Professional development in the …

A Model for Teacher Development: Precursors to Change

<b>Too often teachers are passive recipients of professional development rather than being active agents of their own development and change</b>. Several …

In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First--Devices Second

<i>By Ken Eastwood, Superintendent, Middletown City School District, NY</i><p>In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. We're "detracking" students previously sorted by ability. We're mainstreaming those with special needs. And we're serving more and more students who …

Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.

column | Learning Strategies<p>Don’t Teach Grit. Embed It.<p>By Michael B. Horn (Columnist)     Jul 13, 2016<p>Image Credit: Mrs. Opossum / …

Pedagogy

The Future of Professional Development is Collaborative Development

By: Brad Spirrison. To support today's participatory professional development, edleaders have developed online platforms that focus on educator …

Why PD Matters So Much for PBL Teachers

<i>“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”</i><p>Ultimately, I learned how to ride a bike by getting up the guts to hop on …

Pedagogy

How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning

Opinion | Postsecondary Learning<p>How to Set up Students to Succeed in Online Learning<p>By Adrian Sannier     May 27, 2016<p>Image Credit: irin73bal<p>Make no …

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

"I'm giving you these comments because I have very high expectations and I know that you can reach them."<p>In one of the many experiments cited in Paul Tough's new book, <i>Helping Children Succeed</i>, a group of middle school students received this message on a Post-it note, attached to a paper their …

Pedagogy

8 Skills to Look for in a Director of Technology

To help me create a list of qualities and expectations that the ideal school tech director should have, I enlisted the help of Tim Scholefield from …

Education Technology

Use these Mac menu bar apps to get more done

Mac menu bar apps are a great way to keep information or services -- such as clipboard managers and calendars -- out of sight but no more than a click away. This makes them great for visualizing status information for your Mac, quickly switching settings and even boosting your productivity.<p>There is …

App Store

Apple’s New Classroom Experiment

Top executives guide push to bridge tech divide in schools after industry’s earlier efforts fall short<p>YUMA, Ariz.—Fourth-grade teacher Blanca Rivera wasn’t thrilled when she heard that Apple Inc. would provide each of her 31 students an iPad. She thought the tablet computers were “just for games,” …

Tablets

Column: Students are addicted to their cellphones, and they need our help

<i>Editor’s Note:</i> <i>Growing concerns over the ways cellphone use affects teenagers has prompted in-depth study by neuroscientists like Dr. Frances Jensen,</i> …

5 Ways Teachers Are Opening Up the World to Special Education Through Technology

Special Education<p>Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but …

Silent Light - Classroom Timer and Decibel Meter

Overall Rating<p>Engagement Is the product stimulating, entertaining, and engrossing? Will kids want to return?<p>Levels of engagement depend on the …

Inventor of the cell phone says this is the next big thing

Marty Cooper, who built the first handheld cell phone, says his invention has a glaring flaw: You have to keep charging its battery.<p>"Keeping your phone charger around is a real annoyance," Cooper told CNNMoney in an interview. "And I think it's going to be an increasing problem."<p>Ensuring that your …

Gear & Gadgets

Mindfulness Training Changes Teacher Behavior in the Classroom

Any parent knows that teaching is hard work. It’s not just about trying to get across a certain subset of information through fun, interactive …

Teaching

43 Apps and Extensions Making Google Chrome the Best Small Business Browser

From collaboration to productivity, Google Chrome does it all for business users. In honor of National Small Business Week, here are 43 add-ons that …

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

• Whole-group instruction<br>• Guided practice<br>• Independent practice<br>• Reflection<p>1. Personalize whole-group instruction and gather formative data.<p>Whole-group …

There’s more to a ‘growth mindset’ than assuming you have it

Stanford University psychology professor Carol Dweck coined the phrase <b></b>“growth mindset” as the belief that you can develop your abilities, and then …

Pedagogy