My son is changing schools this September. His new school uses Pixie. That is not why we are switching him, but it’s something we are pretty happy about.
What we were not happy about is that they were not buying maintenance.
To me, that means we have not demonstrated the value of each new version. We have not proven to this group of educators that they want to make sure they get whatever the next version has to offer.
It means, with this…Continue
I have a five year old who just finished Kindergarten. For the first time in my life I am faced with the task of “summer”. Trying to reinforce what he has learned this past year and keep him moving forward before next year starts. OK. Mostly I just want to try to keep him where he is.
He loves doing “the work” at school, but getting him to do anything like school work at home can be hard. Not because we cannot make it…Continue
As we seek to engage students using project-based learning little is more powerful than combining an authentic task with a real-world audience. Students are motivated by knowing that what they are doing matters and that people are going to be able to see it. With the release of Share 3.1 and K12Share.com we are making the technology-side of this equation a lot easier freeing up your valuable time to focus on the content.
K12Share gives Share projects a home in the cloud. A place where…Continue
I love it when things just work.
For those of us into technology, there is a lot of promise about how great things are going to be, and a lot of reality that much of the time things really aren't as slick as thy ought to be.
For weeks we have been waiting for the release of Android 2.2 for smart phones. For us, the big new feature in 2.2 was the inclusion of Flash 10.1. 10.1 is supposed to be a version of Flash on mobile devices that does…Continue
There is a great article in this week's Newsweek on the creativity crisis in American education. Definitely worth the time to read.