Tag Archives: Joel Backon

Flipping “Writing, Blogging, and Social Networks: Kids Write Better”

As we planned for the Teachers Helping Teachers workshop, we noticed that several of our colleagues had presented sessions on flipping the classroom in past years. Why not flip some sessions at the workshop as well? Instead of talking about … Continue reading

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That was my idea, wasn’t it?

There has been some discussion in our schools about students using online “citation tools” to format footnotes and bibliographies. While that discussion is important in the sense that it begs for some consensus, in many ways it obfuscates the real … Continue reading

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Why the debate about technology in education is over

Sometimes one is asked an innocuous question that leads to a good deal of reflection. In this case, I was asked to recommend articles characterizing the debate regarding the effectiveness of technology in education. I quickly thought of positioning somebody … Continue reading

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Class blogs are the next killer app – Slides

Thanks to all who attended the Class Blogs workshop. There were great questions posed and some excellent discussion. Here are the slides I used during the sessions: Class Blogs are the next killer app View more presentations from jbackon

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How does one evaluate the iPad

I’ve been using my iPad for about a year, perhaps a tad longer. As a personal information and entertainment device, I have relied on it for just about everything. I always had a daily routine for professional development and relaxation, … Continue reading

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