Schoology iOS Updates

On April 25, Schoology released the 3.0 version of their iPad app which contains several features that we’ve been looking forward to for students and faculty! Take a look at the feature highlights below, and make sure that you are running the updated version of the app. Improved Stability The first is a big one– […]

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Microsoft Surface Pro 2

(image: Microsoft) The Upper School Device Program requires a laptop and touchscreen device.  While these can be two separate devices, as in a tablet and laptop, there are many new devices which combine both of these features into one device. The Surface Pro 2 by Microsoft is one option for students that satisfies both parts […]

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iPad Summit – San Diego – Reflection

Thoughts and Reflections about the San Diego iPad Summit      The San Diego iPad Summit was held at the San Diego Convention Center February 3-5, 2014. The theme was “Leading Change in Changing Times,” and it was sponsored by the EdTech company, which holds iPad conferences around the country several times each year. Several hundred […]

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2014 Display Options

As we are planning on our classroom work over the summer, we are considering three different models of classroom display (see video below). We’d like to get as much teacher feedback as possible. We have a projector model and flat-panel display model set up in the Sandbox (Commons Lab). Teachers, please drop in at some […]

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Professional Development Reflections

As you thought about both the SAMR model and the PKM model, what applications did you see to a skill, content or other part of your course? Is there a current part of your course or a part that you’d like to revise using one of these models? Do you see any connections between one […]

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Data Visualization For Learning

While written and oral language dominate instruction, the explosion of visual information has created new opportunities to represent complexity, reveal themes, explore data, and communicate information in powerful ways. Here is an overview of some of my favorite examples of visual data representation for education. Molecular Models   Image from http://pymol.org/ Students cannot see individual molecules […]

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