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Eric Land▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I am always at a loss of where to start when asked to share an idea for educational technology.

I think the best thing to do rather than share an idea or a bit of educational technology is to share a few frameworks for thinking about it.

The first is the SAMR model developed by Ruben Puentedura.  SAMR looks at phases or stages of pedagogy that incorporates technology.

The second is TPACK developed from an earlier model called PCK it allows a discussion or framework on the integrated nature of technological, pedagogical and content knowledge th…


Jennie Bales▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Mobile technologies provide exciting new opportunities for students to engage in programming and develop logical thinking as they engage with their devices. Instead of purchasing game apps, they can start creating them. Recently introduced to GameSalad (for PC and Mac); this task has sent me off to explore what's available for students to use on tablets. Released this month, Tynker is free on the App store and uses visual code blocks. BTW, Hopscotch has good reports too (


Sallyann Williams▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

Here's one of my favourite videos to inspire all of you.  It's the 'why' of why Google is involved in CS education & tech.  It's the 'why' of why teachers and education matters.  It's the 'why' of why we need more people in STEM careers.  I love the fact that each and every person doing this course has an opportunity to raise the expectations of what kids can do, and will do – even if we don't know how we're going to do it.