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    Archive for March, 2008

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    Technology Support

    Originally uploaded by robynejay At one of the sessions at which I presented at AERA, a conversation arose around the issue of tech. support in schools. Neal Strudler, who’d done research on the issue 20 years ago, mentioned that the tech. support personnel he studied then spoke of “working themselves out of jobs.” I’ve heard […]


    TPACK (nee TPCK)

    So, the “hot” theory around ed. tech. academia is TPACK (the artist formerly known as TPCK).  It only came up about 17 times at AERA, and John Hendron happened to capture a quote from a paper about the theory on his blog. You can read and learn just about all you need to know about this […]


    Celebrity sightings…at AERA?

    So, AERA is good and interesting and all, but check this out… Went to a bar last night with some colleagues.  We sat around two tables next to three tables that had “reserved”  placards on them.   About 1/2 hour after we got there, we found out for whom those tables were reserved:  Francis McDormand, George […]


    Random thoughts from AERA

    Whew, none of the anti-ed. tech. folks have found my last blog post (yet). Anyway, my AERA 2008 journey began today.  Here are some thoughts: *Federal grants for educational research:  student achievement is the bottom line.  If you don’t propose to study anything that can’t be linked to student achievement, don’t bother applying.  One prof. […]


    Computer use and (lower?) math achievement

    This is what I get for playing around with the NAEP Data Explorer:  So, the use percentages are a bit depressing.  But, it gets worse…much worse… This is 4th graders, 2007, and, yes…the score for the group of students who report daily or almost daily use of computers at school for math is (statistically significantly) […]


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