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Sean McHugh
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It's not what you've got, it's what you do with it that counts.

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1:1 - Why?
1:1 via edtechteacher.org Every now and then I come across an article that, while on the surface level seems fairly innocuous, causes me incredible consternation, articles like this , "Kids Who Have to Share iPads Learn Better Than Kids Who Have Their Own"....

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Just how effective does our use of laptops in classrooms need to be before we can accept that they're worth it?

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Laptops and Lowest Common Denominators
A colleague shared the outcome of recent research into the efficacy of 1:1 laptop schools , more specifically it was a meta-analysis of 10 studies that examine the impact of laptop programs on students’ academic achievement. I read it with mixed feelings, o...

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Just like desktops in the 'real world' your computer desktop is not a place for storing anything that is important, clear out the clutter! 

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Desktop Zero - 4 compelling reasons to make this an essential habit
Yes, this is mine. No I did not cheat, well maybe one folder...  You don't need me to tell you that your environment affects your productivity. Since a great deal of our work is now done with a screen, it stands to reason that your desktop environment can p...

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Why so much confusion? Keep a good lesson plan simple—with a good aim, the rest will follow. So lets spend less time thinking about what all the different bits should be called, and more time and thinking about decent, authentic, interesting aims. 

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Aims, objectives and semantics
One of the first goals we were faced with on our first visit with the T2T Cambodia team was to really establish what the fundamentals of a lesson need to be. It is not until you are forced to defend your rationale for the structure of a lesson that some of ...

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If there is one area where #edtech  can really make a difference, it has to be #spelling, and yet I find that even in schools with oodles of tech provision, I rarely see tech used effectively to transform this mundane, but essential practice. Tedious paper based practices dominate.
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