Ultimate List of UK Education Blogs

Originally posted on The Echo Chamber:
I don’t know if this is of any use to anyone, but below is an attempt to compile a complete list of active UK education blogs. These should all be education blogs by people in or from the UK. I have missed out ones that are probably more to do with journalism than blogging. I have missed out ones that I knew haven’t posted for over 6 months. That said, there are no doubt still plenty of errors, so please let me know if I should be adding or removing anything. I suspect this… Continue reading Ultimate List of UK Education Blogs

I Don’t Get Digital Badges

Originally posted on User Generated Education:
Digital badges appear to becoming the next, “new” thing in education. What follows is a description of digital badges as described by Digital Media and Learning: A digital badge is an online record of achievements, the work required, and information about the organization, individual or other entity that issued the badge. Badges make the accomplishments and experiences of individuals, in online and offline spaces, visible to anyone and everyone, including potential employers, teachers, and peer communities. In addition to representing a wide range of skills, competencies, and achievements, badges can play a critical role… Continue reading I Don’t Get Digital Badges

Looking at Children Use of Technologies at Home and School

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Parents, as usual are caught in the middle. A recent article by Hannah Rosin–a Mom herself–looks into the dilemma facing parents. Called “The Touch-Screen Generation,” Rosin explores the choices that largely educated, middle and upper-middle class parents face when it comes to deciding whether their infants and toddlers should have the devices and, if so, for how long should they be swiping screens each day. (See four minute video in Rosin article). On the dilemma facing parents and how much time children should be using devices for games, talking,… Continue reading Looking at Children Use of Technologies at Home and School