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What Lawyers can teach us about Edtech

The other day our Master’s cohort was lucky enough to have a presentation from Audrey Watters. She challenged our group to think of the need for diversity in the technology field in terms of who is creating the tools we use because technology is created to solve problems that we encounter (or perceive to be) in daily life. 628 more words

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Edtech and Social Divide

Generally we believe that the technology will level the playing field for less privileged students. If every child had an access to internet, filled with abundant resources, child will be empowered and child’s ability of self-teaching will be fostered. 477 more words

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Do Your Part - Social Justice in the Classroom and Online

This week in class, we discussed social justice in regards to educational technology.  Throughout my four years at university, we have talked about social justices issues over and over and over again.  312 more words

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BYOD – the Wacky Races?

Bring Your Own Device. What a lovely idea. And with the tools needed for work increasingly going online, it certainly looks like the future. On the surface, this concept democratises technology. 432 more words

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Spinning in the Vortex: Is Life Too Fast in Our Schools?

Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans. 
John Lennon

In a thought-provoking article published in The New York Times in 2012, Tim Kreider made an acute observation about a particular aspect of the pace of work in the 21st century.

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#NerdyCast S3E3 - @8Amber8 Talks Being an Admin

Another great podcast this week featuring an excellent administrator. She shares what it is like to work on relationships with teachers in the building and the value of creating an environment where teachers feel comfortable sharing ideas and trying new things. 38 more words

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Apps in Action: Bringing Resources to Life with Aurasma

Aurasma can transform both your resources and learning environment into vibrant, content rich places for students to gather information. I’ll admit, when I first saw augmented reality in action, my initial thoughts were that it is a bit of a gimmick. 1,386 more words