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Lessons from Time of Crisis (VUCA)

A friend of mine recently retired from active duty in the US special forces. As we were talking about the state of education, he used a word/acronym that I had never heard before.

Four New Features in Apps

This blog post will quickly cover four new releases to some popular apps that are used in the classroom.

The Winds of Change - Lessons Learned From the Saddle of a Bike

I’m a biker. No, I don’t have one of those big expensive motorcycles with the deep rumble. I ride one of those bikes with the thin tires that I peddle down the road.

Animated Math

I think math teachers get a bad rap. Students (and adults) are polarized in that they either love math or they think they can’t do math.

How to "Slam Dunk" a Technology Implementation in a K-12 School

The other day I was sitting on the couch watching March Madness on television. For those of you who are not sports fans, March Madness is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament that is played every March.

In Search of a Definition

Some of our conversations are difficult because we use important words like “Personalized” or “Competency” or “Mastery” and when I hear those words I think they mean one thing while they might mean something totally different.

Inspiring Learning, Not Grades

What we need is a system that allows teachers to worry less about the grade and more about the learning.

CLOSE Reading in a Digital World

When we connect technology to good pedagogy, we begin realizing there is not a line between tech and teaching.

Walking the Tightrope of Education With your IT Team

On July 5th, 2016, two German men, Lukas Irmler and Reinhard Kleindl, made a tightrope walk together across Zimbabwe’s Victoria Falls. Tightrope walking is hard enough alone, but when done in pairs, the challenge is multiplied many times over.

Seeing is More Than Believing

When I was a little boy I used to ride the school bus with a classmate. He seemed to be the luckiest boy in the world.

Help! The district has given us iPads! 5 Simple Ideas for Successful Technology Integration

You’ve got the Chromebooks. You’ve got the iPads. Everything is set up and running, so you should be done right?

December 2016 Newsletter

Merry Christmas from the ​Doceō Center!

Does Blended Learning Really Work?

“Does blended learning really work?” This question has become increasingly popular over the last decade or so. Educators and researchers around the world want to know does including technology into the classroom help students learn?

Good Food is Good Food

Growing up I lived for the mashed potatoes that would grace the Thanksgiving table. My mom would make them and put loads of butter, whipped cream cheese, garlic, salt, and pepper (no wonder I loved them, right?).

Do Predictions Impact the Education System?

At this year’s ISTE conference, the opening Keynote address was from futurist and physicist, Michio Kaku. He took a look back at history and then we looked at areas of our lives that would have been considered science fiction only 50 years ago.