Teaching, Learning & Technology
Sharing best practices from faculty around the world who are using technology to transform teaching and learning.

Moving the conversation from “Learning about Apps” to “Learning (with apps, and…)"

It’s an exciting time for technology using educators, with an abundance of choices and apps. But before we get app-a-plexic (or app-athetic), let’s take a deep breath and remember that it all starts with “learning”. Here's my 3 Step framework for starting the conversation...

 

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STEMxCON so far: WOW! - and 10 more hours to go!

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What a wonderful whirlwind! The STEMxCon non-stop online conference for STEM educators has been amazing/fascinating/exhausting/inspiring. If you haven’t dropped by for a live session yet, you have another 10 hours (closing keynote is 5pm Pacific today, 21 Sept) – or you can watch the recordings.

 

But I have to say, it’s the MOST fun when you can interact directly with these amazing educators. Here are my thoughts so far…

 

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(screenshot from Randy Musallam's keynote, Explore-Flip-Apply: A Pedagogy First Approach to Reverse Instruction)

Game Design & Flipping Your Class: Two New (Free!) HP Catalyst Academy mini-courses

   

 

 

Want to bring Game Design into your K-12 classroom and increase student engagement in STEMx learning? The Learning Games Network will show you how to use their amazing Game Design Toolkit.

Want to learn a about a new tool for “Flipping” your classroom and encouraging deeper thinking and conversations? Learn how to use Classroom Salon, a free web-tool developed by researchers at Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Check out these two new (free!) mini-courses just added to the HP Catalyst Academy catalog…

#Edtech Trends & Challenges: The NMC Horizon Report - K12 Edition, now available!

This is an exciting time to be an educator, but the array of existing and emerging technologies can be overwhelming to track and challenging to plan for. Enter the Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium that helps education leaders see what's possible - and what's coming...

 

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  • A former K-12 district administrator and adjunct professor of communication, Elliott has won over 60 state and national awards in school public relations, is a past columnist for Electronic School, School Administrator and American School Boards Journal, and has been interviewed for many leading educational publications. Recently, Elliott helped developed models for personal learning, which in testing increased successful completion of algebra from 33% to 71% versus traditional classroom instruction. His work is featured by HP at www.hp.com/makeitmatter
  • I am part of the HP Calculator team, working on the HP Prime graphing calculator. I taught mathematics for 20 years and have extensive experience in the professional development of teachers of mathematics. My area of interest is mathematics education; specifically, how technology affects the teaching and learning of mathematics.
  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
  • Mike is a passionate education advocate dedicated to helping schools design, build and deliver solutions that solve the complex instructional challenges that face K12 leaders every day. Mike is interested in working with individuals and organizations that share the same level of commitment to improving Instructional outcomes with and through the use of technology
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