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Mobile Learning: 1998, 2008, 2018

The Journal

In its first decade, 1998-2008, "mobile learning" was all about getting devices into the hands of K-12 students and teachers. Palms initially proliferated; then Pocket PCs. In those early days, there was plenty of excitement and energy — for good reason — amongst the early adopters. Why didn’t mobile learning catch on, then?

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Front and center in our schools, right?

Dangerously Irrelevant

– June 2008. So these are front and center in our schools, right? Not content, right? . Image credit: World Economic Forum, 2020. Related Posts. Top 50 P-12 Edublogs? Avoid magical thinking: ‘Design for online’ this fall. guest post]. The Death of Subjective Values. Welcome back for the 2020 school year! [a

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Boost Morale with These Simple Strategies

A Principal's Reflections

Using self-determination theory (Deci & Ryan, 2008), a study involving 735 workers was conducted to examine autonomy's impact on overall morale. Creating a roundtable for staff to share what is on their mind is another solid option, but digital forms that allow anonymous responses could very well be the best route. & Fouquereau, E.

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Has ‘Shift’ Happened? Revisiting a Viral Video From 2008


About 10 years ago, a short video called Shift Happens went viral, providing a wake-up call to educators that their students would enter a very different world once they left the classroom and entered the workforce.

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Education Predictions for an Unpredictable 2021

Education Elements

That was a pretty bold prediction in 2008 when the book was published, but their model for cycles of innovation seems pretty accurate now that we have hindsight. I got started with this tradition of predictions in 2010 after reading Disrupting Class, a book by Clayton Christensen and Michael Horn.

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Why system transformation is likely a pipe dream

eSchool News

Ever since I wrote Disrupting Class in 2008, I’ve been publicly in favor of transforming education, not merely reforming it (although I do work in both spheres). or “We need to focus on system transformation” or “How do we scale system transformation?” I get why they share these sentiments with me.

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The Problem With Zeros

A Principal's Reflections

This not only reflects grading as punishment but also creates a hole that students cannot dig out of (Guskey, 2000; Reeves, 2004; Reeves, 2008; O'Conner and Wormeli, 2011). Below is what the committee came to a consensus on in regard to zeros: No zeros : Students are not to be assigned a grade of zero (0). & Wormeli, R. Reeves, D.

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