10Q: Helen Keegan

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In today's 10Q interview, Helen answers questions about her philosophy on learning, social media and her current projects in higher education, including alternate reality games: Who are you? What does social media mean to you?

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It’s late 2015 and we’re still overblocking the Internet

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One of my doctoral students’ dissertations at the University of Minnesota , for instance, found that overzealous school filtering prohibited student access to online content essential for satisfying state Social Studies and Health curricular standards.

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What are Good Tech Goals for Students?

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A frequent question from readers revolves around technology goals for students. But that’s not what technology is about. Technology supports a curriculum. The metric for measuring technology skills isn’t a rubric with a list of skills (i.e.,

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. How will technology enhance the structure and requirements of the program?

Dazzling Classroom Creations with Google Draw!

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With a few quick steps, you can easily create sharp looking visuals that are professional in appearance, high resolution, and compatible with any other application of Google or Social Media platform. This is an example of a European explorer ship that a student studied during our exploration unit. Middle School Teacher & Technology Support. The artistic flare and graphic design capacity of Google Draw are largely underrated by educators and students.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

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From IBM’s test scoring machines in the 1930s to the Speak & Spells of the 70s, innovators and educators have been trying to improve education with technology for decades. When districts invest in new instructional technology, many teachers find that at first their students are quiet and focused, clicking away on activities aligned to their instructional needs. It’s no wonder that only 58% of teachers are comfortable using technology in class.

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Inspire to learn

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The conference is themed around excellence in teaching of the social sciences, which reflects my own professional and academic background. M y key premise is that l earning technology is just about everywhere in education. We have the technology.

Are we more intelligent?

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This is part 2 of the series on technological futures. When discussing the future, especially the future of technology, there are some writers who almost always seem to be quoted. So the future of technology supported learning is uncertain and contested.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report.