Tag Archives: curriculum

It’s Trendy- So Just Pay for It

  By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato  I try not to rant. However, I saw some terms of service a few days ago that made me angry. I was reviewing program that another school is running. Within … 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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Curriculum Mapping, Your Biggest Mistake

By: Tony DePrato | Follow me on Twitter @tdeprato Curriculum mapping is not a mistake. However, schools seem to make the same mistake over and over when implementing and using curriculum mapping tools. How do I know? Because I always … Continue reading

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Stopping Entitlement Part II : The Gaming Matrix for Earning Technology at School

Not long ago I wrote a post concerning a new plan for managing when and how students access technology. This plan is based-on a boarding school model, where year 6-10 go home on the weekends, while the older students stay … Continue reading

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What Education Technology People Know About Curriculum and Why You Should Listen

I often find myself in meetings about curriculum projects. I am usually invited to either share my thoughts on the technology components or explain the technology options for tracking the curriculum. Sometimes the topic is sharing resources and making sure … Continue reading

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Opportunity vs Experience

I was in a meeting. I dislike most meetings. Not because I dislike people or discourse, but because most meetings seem unfocused and more for ritual than utility. In this particular meeting, we were presented with some self-guided learning options … Continue reading

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A Time to Stop and Think About : STEM, Programming, & Feynman

In a single day, three pieces of media influenced me to write a post. This is one of those times when I hope people involved in curriculum planning and long-term education planning read IT Babble. Of all the things I … Continue reading

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A Reason not to Hate Curriculum Mapping in the New Year

I never thought I would write this.  First off, I am not a fan of software or solutions that dumb-down, over-complicate, or impeded the evolution of good practice. I have always felt that teachers need to track what they do … Continue reading

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Content is KING just ask Gordon

I can say without any hesitation that every school leader, guidance counselor, technology developer, and soccer mom needs to spend a marathon weekend watching nothing but Kitchen Nightmares with Gordon Ramsay. I have watched probably 125 episodes of Kitchen Nightmares. … Continue reading

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