Category Archives: Learning 2.011

Software in a Suitcase vs The Learner Profile

                By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Problem Curriculum in a Suitcase, this is a common term and point of discussion in international schools. For anyone not familiar with the … Continue reading

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Problem Solving with Technology: A List of Topics and Standards

              By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Core Concepts and Definitions Digital Native is a term that refers to children who have been born after the advent of the modern personal … Continue reading

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A CONTINUUM OF LEARNING

  X           By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato School administrators are often faced with complex decisions about curriculum, assessment, and the oversight of both. There is a myopic condition that can occur … Continue reading

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Understanding The Cloud

  By Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Cloud computing is one of the most difficult concepts to explain to people who spend most of their time working with children, running a school, and monitoring educational processes. Cloud … Continue reading

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Behaviour, Non-Negotiables, and Devices

I had a meeting recently about some behaviour issues related to students using iPads. These meetings are not unusual for me, or anyone who manages technology. For that matter, this is common for anyone working in education. Students have “things” and … Continue reading

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Lesson Plans : Essential and Often Forgotten

Last week was a transition point in the year. After introducing a new position at the campus, my time has finally be able to shift away from pure technology, and back to educational technology. This has been a struggle for … Continue reading

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Some people have 10 years of experience. Other people have 1 year of experience 10 times.

Some people have 10 years of experience. Other people have 1 year of experience 10 times, I wish this were my quote. However, it came from a source on Slashdot – which I always recommend everyone read a few times … Continue reading

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Not the Best, Not the Worst, and Getting the Job Done

I was reading an article on Slashdot, by far my favorite website. The Slashdot posting linked to this original article, The programming talent myth. The article discusses this perception that programmers are either rock-star-ninjas or barely able to string to strings … Continue reading

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Defining BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

Defining BYOD Everyone always asks me if I have evidence that BYOD is a good model. I used to say, “Not really.” Now, I just ask a few questions in response to that question, such as: Do you want to … Continue reading

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Consumption vs Creation

Lately I have had many discussions about mobile devices and iPads. It is very difficult to get people to focus on the negative side of something that is innately exciting.  You may ask why I have to be so negative, and the … Continue reading

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