Ed Tech

The end of the computer lab

The age of computer labs is coming to a close. At least I think it should.  Computer labs just need to go away. We don’t have ‘pencil labs’ or ‘crayon labs,’ so we don’t need computer labs. A room dedicated to one particular learning tool doesn’t seem to make sense Read more…

By Tim Robinson, ago
Ed Tech

Students Take Aim at Antiquated Classroom Technology with ‘Mock a Difference’ Campaign

(Orginally appeared on http://highschoolbreakingnews.blogspot.ca/  Sept 1, 2013).   Students across Ontario are increasing pressure on teachers to upgrade their antiquated teaching habits as the “Mock a Difference” (MaD) movement gains momentum. Feeling they have waited far too long, Ontario students have begun to take educational technology reform into their own hands. Read more…

By Tim Robinson, ago
Ed Tech

Digital Palimpsests

 Paper used to be expensive. Centuries ago, writers, coveting their scarce paper resources, would sometimes wash away their words or paint over them in order to reuse the paper. A print form of wiping the slate clean, except with this method the original message remained beneath the new words, hidden Read more…

By Tim Robinson, ago