IL-TCE Revenge of the Digital Immigrants

Hall Davidson Kids brains are different. Television commercials shrinking from 60 to 1 second. Radio shrinking from 5 seconds to 1 second Ads in airports – kiosks run 5 second ads Get attention with short linked videos – then move to lesson with more reflection. We have technology to create short videos (6 seconds) about Warren G. Harding. Why was he elected president? In old days, needed water, industrial revolution needed fuel, today we need images. Showing Cable in Classroom ( – sponsored by Comcast. Kids IQs are rising, technologies have changed, from phones to ovens. More problem based learning. […]

IL-TCE Digital Tools: The Sweet Spot in a 1 to 1 Environment

Karen Thompson Live Blogged – forgive any awkward wording and mispellings Springfield, IL 35 Schools – 1500 students When came to technology – had passion and and wonder Where are we going, what does it look like? Rolled TV Rollout – showed students Comic Life, iTunes, GarageBand and cool multi-media tools from the start. “Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else has changed” Seeking the sweet spot Putting Skills together with Strengths with a mix of  Spark Using Comic Life to use with experiment procedure. Alphabet Book that […]