Category Archives: Opinion

Usually just some rambling, but we can make some good points

Adios Wikispaces

Wikispaces is closing down after more than ten years of service. You can read the sad news here on their blog post. I never used Wikispaces in my teaching. I tried to set some events and units up using the … Continue reading

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Devices – Students, teachers, schools

I’m a part of a Listserv that works pretty much just in the state I live in. It is often helpful, sometimes funny and in this case a little though provoking. This morning I came across this entry (below) and … Continue reading

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Smartphones – Let’s experiment and see

My good friend and fellow IT Babbler Tony wrote a piece called Mobile Phone Shutdown about how his school is banning students from using their smart phones during certain hours of the day. It’s good (please give it a read). … Continue reading

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Gaming disorder

The World Health Organization has released its newest list of classified diseases and, as the title suggests, gaming disorder is among them. You can read what it says from the WHO website by clicking here. It explicitly points at video … Continue reading

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Project Based Learning and Class Size

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato The Class Size Issue in Project Based Subjects The relationship between class size and project based subjects is inverse compared to studies that look at traditional courses where instruction is rote, … Continue reading

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Clarify – Today is a dark day

As a professional, there are those magical moments when you come across a system, technique or app that just works. It doesn’t just works, it works exactly as expected. It crushes those pesky expectations and everytime you produce a product … Continue reading

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Interactive whiteboards should DIE!!!

Yes, you read it correctly. I typed three exclamation points in the title. That is how strongly I feel about interactive whiteboards. Let me tell you where that comes from. It was my first international school and they were doing … Continue reading

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Weekly Rant: Island of Garbage

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato

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AI in the classroom – WATCH OUT FOR THE SLAP!

OUCH! What the hell was that kid doing? Have you ever wondered how you could track your student’s engagement? Well look no further than France. Apparently there is a business school there that is doing just that. Now before you … Continue reading

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Google Apps for Education – Privacy vs Services

Recently I read an article in the NY Times titled How Google Took Over the Classroom by Natasha Singer. It is a good article that talks about how G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education) has risen, very quickly and to great … Continue reading

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