Looking forward to the season premier of Glee? So are we. Ever wonder how pop culture effects education? Well we have a pretty good idea when it comes to the effect of the TV show Glee on some Houston middle school students. What lessons can be learned from joining a Glee Club?
Â Recently I got the chance to speak with 7th grade social studies teacher and Glee Club founder at YES Prep, Raymond Green, about the impact the TV show Glee has had with his students. Raymond is currently attending the REEP Business Fellowship Program at Rice University. (more…)
There is so much going on with technology, how do you slow down and step in without losing you footing?
The pace of technology is like a walking escalator at the airport, constantly moving. What if those escalators actually moved as fast as technology changes? How do you keep up and step in without losing your footing? Sometimes I think people feel like technology moves at such a rapid pace, it has already passed them by. Actually this isnâ€™t true. While you may feel like the last one in line, you can actually take small steps to start using technology and still make big impacts. So step on in!
At the Rice REEP K-12 Education & Innovation Exchange, I got the opportunity to pick the brain of the current education technology consultant for Newark schools, Len Rubin.
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With all of this new technology popping up in education, how do you know whom to trust when making a smart investment for your school or classroom? Unfortunately new technology can be scary to purchase. There is always the risk of technology not working as promised and the learning curve for the end users. So, hereâ€™s the big question, how do you know who to trust?
On July 19, I got the privilege to sit in on the K-12 Education & Innovation Exchange being put on by REEP. Coming from a small business owner perspective, I learned a lot about technology in the classroom and how several of our Houston school districts actually utilize this technology. One of the best speakers at the event was Betsy Corcoran. She is a cofounder of EdSurge, a company devoted to uncovering what education technology works and what doesnâ€™t. Her goal is to be able to make recommendations and weed out the technology that is not the right fit for education.
I asked Betsy a few questions about this obvious dilemma and she had some great advice to share.
Every so often it makes sense to emerge from our normal daily routine to learn and try something new. As educators, we encourage our students to do this often, especially in the summer, but do we really take the time to do it ourselves? Today we challenge you to check out a new way to communicate with others across the world and no we are not talking about Facebook.