BYOD – Bring Your Own Device

It’s a great concept and great on paper. Have everyone bring their own device, whether it be Android, Apple, Windows, etc. However, compatibility is always an issue. What if a student only has a Playbook? There are a lot of apps that do no work on the Playbook (or any Blackberry device) but work on ...

Education Technology in Jamaica

http://jamaica.camara.org/ Camara Jamaica, through its technology centre, “The Hub”, located at Penwood High School, trains youths in the community, mainly from the Government’s CAP Initiative, to repair and refurbish used computers for redistribution into educational facilities throughout the island and eventually the Caribbean. Camara has been in the news lately because they have a very ...

Teacher Perceptions of Games in Singapore Schools

Here is a free article that talks about teachers perceptions about using games in schools. Here is the abstract: With the proliferation of entertainment games, supported by heavy investment in the underlying technologies, educators are now examining the educational values of gaming and attempting to incorporate games into their teaching. In Singapore, the game sector is ...

Can Asynchronous Learning Be Used In My Classroom?

Short answer: Of course! So what is asynchronous learning? Well it’s not a big part of the traditional classroom in the form of communication. This type of learning includes communication through email, forums or discussion boards, wiki’s and others as well. Asynchronous learning gives the learner a chance to reflect as opposed to being asked ...

Android for Schools

I am a big fan of Android and the open source world. I found this website below (Android4schools) and it lists a whole bunch of apps for android and how they could be implemented by schools or teachers. This websites mostly lists free apps that are available and often times gives a review on the ...