Creative use of technology in elementary classrooms

Here is an article brought to our attention by Scott Faulds.

Dani Gowen...." has distinguished herself as a beginning teacher since she uses both technology and art to engage students in lessons that commonly have integrated several content areas.”

TED Talks on Modern Education

There is a lot of talk about public and compulsory education in the 21st century. Some of this talk is just that... talk. In other cases, the discussion only starts with criticism, then moves to solutions. Check out these examples:

Math Class Needs a Makeover

M-PICT Summer Faculty Development Week, 2011

Thanks to our ATE partner M-PICT for offering yet another wonderful summer event. Here are the links to:

This huge consortium of colleges and industry is breaking new ground in ICT every day. Stay connected to keep up!


See the CPATH II update for January, 2011 here.

Revisiting CT Framework and Rebranding CISE

In November 2009, I wrote a post about developing a framework that enables a Student Driven CT Management Program allowing students to self select and direct their studies accordingly. Today, I ran across this:

Twenty Top Ideas for a Better MBA

First Place: Stackable Knowledge Units

Winner: Alice Stewart, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, School of Business and Economics, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Idea: Rather than a fixed generic curriculum, Stewart suggests creating specialized stackable "knowledge units" made up of perhaps three or four courses or co-curricular activity units each. This allows students to consume "chunks" of knowledge as needed or desired for career development, have some certificate as an intervening credential, and potentially create a market for knowledge units in specific technical or specialized areas drawn from engineering and the sciences. Individual students could choose and combine accredited knowledge units, even across multiple universities, to create unique career development sequences based on their individual needs.

Stewart: "If breaking down barriers to trade is good for business, it should also be good for business education. Let's create a market for knowledge units instead of degrees."

We may be on the right track after all.