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Anthony Ray▸ F-6 Digital Technologies MOOC

I can't say that I have come across anything in particular lately, but I thought about current television shows that use tech and wondered what might be out there based on that (I was an avid science fiction reader when I was younger, and know that many of the concepts written about in science fiction works have come into being). Instead I found this video showing how the Science adviser for the 2002 movie The Minority Report created a company to make the futuristic user interface from the movie a reality and it's dated 2008. Where are things heading?#cser…


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 (