Author Archives: voyagingmind

About voyagingmind

My name is David Gammill and I've had a long interest in technology. Currently looking for an elementary school technology position.

iPad #2

I’m on an iPod kick recently.  I watched the presentation today for the new iPhone 4 and was duly impressed! Anyway, I found a great site from Tony Vincent who’s been using hand helds in the classroom for several years.  … Continue reading

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The iPad is an exciting device, so I’ve been searching for ways that it’s actually being used in education.  I’m focusing on school use, whether this is by the teacher or students. The excitement surrounding the iPad has a lot … Continue reading

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Dropbox with TrueCrypt Encryption

One possible issue with Dropbox is that the encryption keys are in the hands of Dropbox and whoever else Dropbox gives them to. Using Dropbox with Truecrypt I’m able to keep encryption keys on memory sticks.  Using personal keys along … Continue reading

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Constructivism and Technology

I found a great book in Wikibooks discussing Constructivism & Technology.  Below are a few of the case studied provided along with others I found through google. Podcasting: Willodale Elementary School has created a great series of student generated podcasts … Continue reading

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Montessori Perspectives on Technology

I have never been trained in the Montessori method, but it has caught my attention from time to time.  Therefore, I have done a little research to see what their perspective on technology is. According to Montessori in the 21st … Continue reading

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Professional Development

I found an interesting article on professional development from the Journal that describes characteristics for a successful professional development program.  While this article specifically targets on-line course development it seems applicable to other types of professional development as well.  Here is a list of … Continue reading

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Kinesthetic Learning with GPS

I came across a fascinating website, mscape,  that allows the creation of virtual learning environments that are then brought into the physical world through the use of a GPS enabled PDA.  After finding a large area, such as a field, the user walks … Continue reading

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