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Need for Action [student video]

by hippiemii Unmotivated Students are easy to find in most American Public High Schools today. Action needs to be taken to motivate those students. In this video i show some of my unmotivated students. Then propose some Challenge Based Research to motivate these students. Continue reading Need for Action [student video]

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PBS Digital Media – New Learners Of The 21st Century

Watch the full episode. See more Digital Media – New Learners Of The 21st Century. Watching this as a educator and knowing how little “the public” seems to understand whats happening makes me think of the title: Education: It’s Complicated. Thanks emdt student, John Carter for the heads-up. Continue reading PBS Digital Media – New Learners Of The 21st Century

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Using Dropbox to host iWeb Websites

Following Steve Jobs’ WWDC Keynote and introduction of MobileMe replacement, iCloud, speculation has been all over the place about what would become of the web-hosting features in MobileMe depended on by most users of the iWeb app (like all emdt students for their AR/CBR websites!). One smart mobileme users sent the following email to Mr. Jobs and got the following response: So for those up … Continue reading Using Dropbox to host iWeb Websites

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There are more of us out there than you think

I just had a chat with Karl Peterson, current month 12 student, he called to share that he’d met a professor, Jim Groom, at the University of Mary Washington who’s doing a course on Digital Storytelling as an open university course. According to Peterson, Groom has no formal ed tech training but is mirroring a lot of what we’re doing in emdt. You can visit … Continue reading There are more of us out there than you think

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The Battle for Wisconsin: $$$ vs. Education/Unions

I have several students and a number of friends in Madison and I am so glad that they are there speaking up for what’s right and not accepting the misguided plans of Gov. Walker. I love in these videos that those who would not have been effected by Walker’s bill, the fire and police unions, have chosen to stand together with the educators and other … Continue reading The Battle for Wisconsin: $$$ vs. Education/Unions

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Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us

Why do we do what we do? Some might respond that asking such questions is a typical first-world problem, that it’s the modern equivalent to trying to figure out how many angels can dance on the head because with so many people going hungry in the world and in our own country, how dare we waste time entertaining such things as “motivation.” It should be … Continue reading Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us