Brain Images, Screen Time and Moody, Impulsive Behavior

Jacqueline at Deep Roots at Home writes, “We now know that smartphones, iPads, and Xboxes are a form of digital drug. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex – which controls executive functioning, including impulse control – in exactly the same way that cocaine …

Nurturing an Inclusive Learning Culture through Universal Design for Learning

What does it really mean to use a UDL lens? This series by Kathy McClaskey explores how Universal Design for Learning (UDL)can strengthen teaching and reinforce a culture where every learner feels that they are valued, belong, and are learning. Part One: Understanding the Pedagogy of a Learning Science to …

EdTech Magazine’s 7 Tips for Redesigning Your Learning Space

“Revitalizing the classroom is about more than just technology.” This brief article from a K-12 education technology blog elaborates on each of these seven tips: 1. Involve Students in the Design Process 2. Think About Student Experiences, Not Furniture 3. Avoid Groupthink by Focusing Solely on Your Space 4. Make …

Rethinking ADHD

In this provocative article, author Susie Garlick notes, “ADHD children are not horrible, undisciplined or unruly children, we have just created a world that no longer allows them to fit inside the box…All children need rules, routines and expectations to feel safe and secure, but we must stop setting them up for failure and begin helping them succeed.”

VoiceThread Redux

I think I mentioned VoiceThread before – the marvelous web site that lets you present a slide show and record comments, captions & doodles. The other innovation of VoiceThread is you can invite others to comment as well, creating a visually guided dialog about… well, anything. One of my favorites: …

More Podcasting Links

Create Your Own Podcast – A step-by-step tutorial on podcasting from About.com Educational Podcasting – Extensive list of podcasting resources, from Gary Stager. Links to tutorials, articles and tools. PoducateMe – Practical Solutions for Podcasting in Education Gcast – Create your own audio broadcast online, where you can easily record …

Get Started with Podcasting

In preparing for a podcasting workshop this week, I’ve been collecting new podcasting tutorials.  Some helpful finds: How to Podcast: Four Basic Steps – Plan, produce, publish, promote… How to Podcast – from Podcasting Tools Howstuffworks “How to Create Your Own Podcast” Make Your First Podcast How to Create Your …