Posts tagged "iPads"

Inquiry and the Learning Process

This past week I had the opportunity to sit in on a guest panel for the talk by Chris Lehman on the role of inquiry and technology in teaching and learning. Chris Lehman is the founding Principal of the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, PA. The talk started with Chris sharing many of the ideas…

What’s In My Bag?

As an avid reader of Lifehacker, I enjoy when they share (or readers share) what they carry in their bags. Ultimately, it becomes a techie version of the Tim O'Brien novel we teach in high school. As I pack today to head to the 2012 MA New Literacies Institute, I wanted to take a moment…

Preparing for the MA NLI 2012

We are quickly approaching the week of festivities for the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute 2012. For those of you that are unaware, we bring in 100 teachers from all over the State, and 10 teacher leaders. The week is a gigantic workshop/conference/professional development extravaganza. We have a great schedule of keynotes, digging deeper sessions, and focused…

Soundcloud and Audio Podcasts

Just finished a tutorial for a session on audio podcasts and Soundcloud in the classroom. The session will happen next week as one of the Digital Texts and Tools sessions at our MA New Literacies Institute. The idea behind the session, and the use of the tool came from discussions Greg McVerry, Sue Ringler-Pet and…

iPads and our work in the Education Department

We’ve had iPads here in the Education Department for a little over a month now. The University and the College of Arts and Sciences graciously agreed to supply the tools to everyone for administrative and instructional use. Now that we’ve gotten over the initial distribution, I’d like to share some of what we’ve learned so…