Monthly Archives: June 2011

Case study: Goggle Goggles

Google Goggles, an application (as the name would suggest) designed by Google, has received a lot of attention both by educators and by the general (at least smartphone-owning) public. Essentially, Google Goggles is a visual search engine. The app utilizes … Continue reading

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Smart phone, meet light touch

The articles from District Administration Magazine did a decent job of summarizing some of the physical limits of using smartphones for education, mainly small screen and keyboard sizes. I couldn’t help but think of the Light Touch projector as a … Continue reading

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Formative feedback tools

In having used one formative feedback tool for several years, Galileo by ATI, I must confess to having mixed feelings. As a quick intro, you can check out this site: http://www.ati-galileo.com/ati/ATIWebinars.html Basically, the way my district has used Galileo is … Continue reading

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This new technology is so…new!

In considering some of this week’s readings for class (a primer on mobile security and a suite of articles about the use of mobile devices in schools), I was struck by a theme: mobile devices, specifically smartphones, are a very … Continue reading

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E-textbooks

In terms of educational outcomes, the greatest promise of e-textbooks is the customization that they offer. This is reflective of Christensen’s belief that greater use and development of technology in and for education will allow a much greater level of … Continue reading

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Thoughts on “Learning: Is there an app for that?”

In reading the study “Learning: is there an app for that?” by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, I was struck by a few of their findings: -I found it funny that many more of the parents surveyed … Continue reading

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Mobile video

  In thinking about the use of mobile video, I was comparing two ways that I used mobile video in the last three years or so and how these experiences were considerably different from one another. A few years ago, … Continue reading

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