Stretch Your Digital Dollar

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Did You Know, 2014 Remix

The “Did You Know? / Shift Happens” video was created in 2008. I’ve updated here, with updated facts and corrected information. I have referenced the Did You Know? (also known as Shift Happens) video before on this blog. It’s one of my favorite discussion starters, when talking with educators about technology integration. I use the video at least five times a year, and the resulting discussion and buy-in is always jarring.


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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — I have the best job ever. After years in public education, I stumbled upon a listing for an education technology specialist at the Monterey...

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Common Core Haters, This is Why You’re Wrong

Our expectations need to be higher. Our tests need to be tougher. This is how we improve our education system. Our kids aren’t just going to suddenly be brilliant. We all (teachers, kids, parents) have to put in the work to make it so. And the Common Core provides us with a great map to get there.

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Make It Work: Sharing Class Sets of iPads

If you can’t afford an iPad for every student, what can you do? First, be absolutely certain you can’t afford to go 1:1. It might not be as expensive as you think — check out the real cost analysis in the table at the bottom of my From the Dark Side post. Take a look at grant options, as well. Jenny Magiera, a teacher in Chicago Public Schools, bought her class set of iPads using grant money and offers suggestions for teachers looking to do the same.

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