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Category: Instructional Technology

Introducing Content Integrations

I taught mathematics in New York City alternative high schools. Every year, I prepared “at-risk” students with a history of chronic absenteeism for a standardized math test. If my students didn’t pass this exam, it prevented them from graduating. I didn’t believe in standardized testing then, nor do I now. However, our education system is […]

A Call For Classroom Research

To fully realize technology’s potential to improve the opportunity to learn, research findings [from the disciplines of cognitive science, neuroscience, education, psychology, sociology, and economics] should be communicated in a way that is useful to [everyone] looking for effective methods to improve student outcomes. ~ DigitalPromise Research Initiative We at Kiddom like to ponder how […]

It Wasn’t About Computer Programming

When I was in high school, I was lucky enough to have a teacher whose teaching style made learning so fun and engaging that he inspired me to pursue my own career in education. Photo Credit: Luis Llerena Mr. Pecucci was my computer programming teacher my sophomore year, and for the first time in my life […]

The Zuck Stops Here

By now, most people know Mark Zuckerberg (CEO of the-application-responsible-for-making-you-think-you-live-an-unfulfilling-life) and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, announced they’re giving away roughly 99% of their wealth (about $45 billion) to charity. In their letter, they highlighted “personalized learning” as an initiative the charity will focus on. I’ve read and heard mixed opinions, which is a good […]

The New Mobile Teacher Dashboard

Teachers, we’re so excited to share with you what we’ve been working on. Our goal at Kiddom is to empower teachers as they passionately educate and inspire the future leaders of tomorrow. And today, we’re a step closer to that goal, with the new mobile Teacher Dashboard. Student Achievement Data in Real-Time Something to look […]

Every Day Should be Data Day

There’s not a single day in the school year that’s capable of both boosting teachers’ morale or crushing them entirely more than data day. Use the data. All the data. Before I continue, I must first disclose I’m not against the “idea” of data day. Nor am I against measuring class data to inform and guide […]