Education Fragmentation

It’s a trend in education that is becoming more and more common. A school district will pick a single technology platform to build from. Are you a Google district? Apple? Microsoft? It’s easy to understand why districts choose a platform. It makes everything easier. It brings consistency across your schools, makes PD easier, makes managing… Read more Education Fragmentation

Google Drive As A Digital Library

Google is becoming the most popular platform in education. Many of the school districts I’ve worked for or with are using Google Apps for Education. This gives every person in the district access to Google Drive, but it seems an under utilized resource. Most people use Google Drive as a Microsoft Office replacement. They edit… Read more Google Drive As A Digital Library

The Argument for Linux in Education

I am always researching how Linux and open source software are used in a classroom or education setting. I like to stay up to date with any developments. In reading countless blog posts, Google Slides presentation, and discussion threads, I’ve found a few patterns. Two points in particular are often brought up and used as… Read more The Argument for Linux in Education

Are eBooks Cost Effective?

J.D. Roth of Get Rich Slowly, a personal finance blog, has a nice write-up about the cost of ebooks. As well as some of the pros and cons of buying ebooks.  The excerpt below is a great little summary of when it’s a good idea to buy an ebook and when it’s still best to… Read more Are eBooks Cost Effective?

Why Amazon Is Winnng the Ebook War

In one word, Software.  More specifically, Whispernet and Whispersync.  Amazon’s own ways of keeping all your ebooks organized and accessible. Accessibility Amazon has created a quality and consistent user experience across multiple devices. Once you buy a book it travels with you, not you having to travel with the book.  What do I mean by… Read more Why Amazon Is Winnng the Ebook War

10 iPad Apps for the Classroom

A follow up to The iPad and Education post.  This is a quick list of 10 apps on the iPad that you can use with your students, most of which are free.  The list is broken up into subjects; Math, English, Science, Social Studies, and Note Taking. If you have any app suggestions of your… Read more 10 iPad Apps for the Classroom

iPad and Education

Since the iPad was first announced there has been a lot of talk about its uses for education. Specifically, the focus has been on college and university students. I would like to take a look at younger grades, elementary and middle school students. Students in these grades have not yet developed the way they take… Read more iPad and Education