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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#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...

 

HP MyRoom – Desktop Video Conferencing Just Got a Lot Better

 

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Video calls change the way I work – so much so, that “phone only” conversations seem so much less productive, and more importantly, less human. So naturally I had to try the new HP MyRoom – and it my first impression is, “Wow – this takes “desktop video conferencing” to a whole new level...

What's behind the HP Catalyst Initiative

On the eve of the 2012 HP Catalyst Summit, I am thinking about the HP Catalyst Initiative, the future of STEM(+) education, and a few personal thoughts…

 

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STEM(+) for Good – Making Project Based Learning Authentic

Project based learning (#PBL) is great. It’s engaging and makes learning math, technology, science, and engineering, a.k.a. STEM(+) tangible. But when projects address REAL problems that students, communities, and governments around the world care about, then #PBL becomes authentic, relevant, and an important force for good. Here are some great examples...

 



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  • 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.
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