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Who is EdTech John Galt?

The photo is of Atlas holding up the world on his shoulders. The book "Atlas Shrugged" includes the character John Galt.

Strange title, I know. Who is EdTech John Galt? The question posed is based in the Ayn Rand novel “Atlas Shrugged.” Many of the themes in this novel extend beyond, and are not relevant, to the point of this post….
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Want to Minimize Culture Shift? Then Don’t Bother.

Udaipur IND - Street shot

Let me jump right in and unpack the following session description from a recent EdTech conference. Putting the Pieces Together Is incorporating technology the dreaded “one more thing” teachers feel you’re adding to their already full plates? In this workshop…
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Do Not Be Afraid to Cull the edu-Twitter Herd

Need to cull the social media herd? These are awfully busy screens.

Almost a month ago, Dan Rezac posted “What Twitter’s Growth Problem Means for Educators” on Medium. One of the points Dan makes in his post is: Twitter still cares too much about celebrities. I agree. There are some edu-Twitter elite who…
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Schools Will Save eSports

A photo of an Xbox controller. Will it be used for eSports in schools?

The future of sports is eSports. And schools will save eSports. Schools saving eSports sounds odd, I know. All the trends for eSports are pointing upward. eSports are growing quickly. In 2005, there were 58 million eSports enthusiasts (defined as…
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What’s in a Date?

So what about the date? In a few short years every student in our schools will be from the 21st century and no teachers will be.

Today’s date is 10 December 2015. Or according to the Julian Calendar, today’s date is 27 November 2015. According to the Hebrew Calendar, today’s date is 28 Kislev 5776. But if you follow the Islamic Calendar, today’s date is 27…
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Show Me How SAMR Improves Student Growth

Show me through the looking glass

We are getting to the start of school for many, and I have noticed an uptick in tweets with regards to SAMR. Doing a simple search of the hashtag will produce a cascade of 140 character posts on teacher professional…
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Are You Hacking Branches, Or Are You Striking Roots?

A photo of a log being cut with an ax.

Note: This blog post originally appeared on EdReach.us on January 31, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at…
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All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

This is a picture of the colors of leaves changing.

Note: This blog post originally appeared on EdReach.us on March 20, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia…
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Make No Little Plans

This is a picture of the Daniel Turnham 1909 plan for the city of Chicago

Note: This blog post originally appeared on EdReach.us on February 14, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. With the recent announcement of the ConnectHome initiative by the Obama Administration, this post,…
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Ask Yourself About SAMR

Think about SAMR. Think of how much it is discussed and morphed into graphics and merged with other ideas, like TPACK. Think about how much time people spend talking about it at conferences.  Thought about it? Now consider the following…
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