The debate over educational technology

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  The problem with #edtech debates Nevertheless, think what you may, this debate is worth having. You see, to suggest that technology changes everything is just as daft as to suggest that it changes nothing. So it is only by having this debate that we expose the unreasonableness of dogma and the foolishness of the […]

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High school entrepeneur

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  5 Reasons Why Highschoolers Should Start Their Own Business Well, to be honest, I didn’t think I was ready, not even in the slightest. It was super scary getting started, and it will continue to be scary until I am done with the illustrations for this book. After all, I’m only fifteen. How could […]

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The falling enrollment of education majors

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  Teacher Pipeline Still Drying Up But for the education world, the most striking data comes from the survey question asking in what field the freshmen plan to major. The percentage of probable education majors stands at 4.2%, the lowest percentage ever since the question was first asked in 1971. And that 4.1% comes at […]

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Emoji badges available in seven colors

  Over the weekend I stumbled up Twitter’s Emoji artwork, which is Creative Commons licensed, and thought how the emoji could be used to create some cool badges. I had also been looking for a project to try out Teachers Pay Teachers, and the Emoji Badges project was born. I’ve been playing around with gamefication […]

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Feedback from Google Forms with formMule

  If you use Google Forms to collect entry or exit tickets, or other information from students, a quick and fast way to offer custom feedback is to use the formMule add-on. I posted a how-to before on using formMule, and you can follow that page with a couple of  changes. By using formMule, you […]

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Simulations with emoji in the browser

  Nicky Case has created an easy to use site for creating simulations. These simulations use a grid and emoji to represent complex systems. The first examples on the page are about forest fires, and then they evolve from there. Items can be placed on the grid with a purpose or randomly through the set up […]

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Twitter tips for a Friday

  Here are some of my favorite Twitter tips from Missing Manual. 140 Unicode characters The length of a tweet is limited to 140 characters, and unicode characters count as one character. For most this would be assumed, but if you know how Unicode characters are stored, they are usually two or more bytes, so you […]

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