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About ict-design.org | Tom Johnson

TOM JOHNSON -intrapreneur, practicing academic, learning coach, designer, technology integration specialist, and educator -has lived in: Canada, Guatemala, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, and China -loves: Skiing, Sushi, Badminton, Volleyball, Working Out, Contemporary Art, Clean Lines, Good Food, Great Music, People Watching, Exploring, and his Wife and Son.

The Best Youtube Channels You Can Work Out to Right Now

It’s cold. The gym is crowded. Might as well stay home and watch videos…workout videos. Here are some of our favorite ways to get fit with YouTube.

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I have said before, but I am proving it now – I love lists of useful things – I love working out – and I love technology.  Here is a combination of all of this.

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Posted by on January 12, 2016 in Technology

 

John Hattie’s apples and oranges

First, I love stats and especially ones that can shape my theory to guide my practice.  Hattie, some could argue is one of the gurus of educational stats because he has been looking at such vast amounts of data through his meta-analysis.  The article I cited at the bottom explained a main argument against Hattie’s grouping and rankings, which can be found here: http://visible-learning.org/hattie-ranking-influences-effect-sizes-learning-achievement/

It would be interesting for a researcher to delineate these two types of studies that could be derived from Hattie’s findings:

APPLES: “The truth is that Hattie sometimes uses ‘effect size’ to mean ‘as compared to a control group’” (EC, 2012)
One group is a control – the other is the treatment

ORANGES: “and other times uses it to mean ‘as compared to the same students before the study started.'” (EC, 2012)
There is no control, but an effect size can still be determined.

It would be further applicable if the studies were broken down by age, skill level, or grouping.
For example, primary school children, middle school, and high school.

Reference:
EC, 2012 – http://literacyinleafstrewn.blogspot.ca/2012/12/can-we-trust-educational-research_20.html

 
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Posted by on November 4, 2015 in Technology

 

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What is leetspeak?

Computer dictionary definition for what leetspeak means including related links, information, and terms.

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This is one of the most appropriate resources to demonstrate LEET SPEAK.  It has a LEET generator, that also creates may other outputs: Upside Down, Pig Latin, Gibberish, Binary, ASCII,  morse code, stats, and more.

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Posted by on October 27, 2015 in Technology

 

The Road Ahead: Schools Can Be Different | maelstrom

Schools can be different. Students can be trusted to do great things when given the opportunity. Will Richardson The word perhaps most frequently used in conjunction with the use of technology in our schools today is appropriate. This predominant concern with the word appropriate when it comes to technology is bewildering. While not wishing to dismiss…

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I have been asking students to consider not just a digital footprint, but a professional digital footprint for many years.  I think that this article sums up or articulates the message behind what I wanted for the students – to become digital leaders.

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Posted by on October 19, 2015 in Technology

 

Computers ‘do not improve’ pupil results, says OECD – BBC News

Investing heavily in school computers and classroom technology does not improve pupils’ performance, according to a global study from the OECD.

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Could some argue that computers by themselves do not improve student learning, but paired with proper use or instruction, they may?

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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Technology

 

SWGfL Digital Literacy – Home

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Need to add ideas or insight to your Digital Literacy program?  CommonSenseMedia is great, but here is more.  Worth a deep look.

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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Technology

 

Get Cardboard – Google

Google Cardboard brings immersive experiences to everyone in a simple and affordable way. Whether you fold your own or buy a Works with Google Cardboard certified viewer, you’re just one step away from experiencing virtual reality on your smartphone.

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Posted by on October 18, 2015 in Technology

 
 
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