Educational Technology That Works…


…is the title of a promising wiki (like I know so much about wikis, novice that I am) that is devoted to classroom instruction integrated with Web 2.0 (about which I’m still learning).

I’m excited for several reasons.

Marzano’s work — featured on the wiki — recognizes the convergence of education research and he emphasizes the practical application of the research.

This wiki may be a good model for the experimental Edubloggers wiki.

And most interesting of all, this wiki is an electronic version of six publications (plastic comb flip-books) that were put out by our district curriculum and instruction department back in 2000 to remind teachers of the main things to remember about the instructional strategies we were then beginning to promote: differentiated instruction; individualized instruction; cooperative learning; brain-based research applied to learning and instruction; multiple intelligence theory application; and assessment literacy (Stiggins, et al).

Those little books were fantastic — they are collector’s items now (for the geeks among us, anyway), but they were expensive and time consuming to produce. The wiki takes the place of all that and even spreads the joy of contributing around to whomever is willing and qualified.

All this discovery is total fun!

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6 thoughts on “Educational Technology That Works…

  1. Not to worry. We can save our content and repost it if we change platforms.

    How about if we study the pros and cons of each and kick it around.

    Maybe some other members will comment here about that.

  2. I really like this wiki! I’ve bookmarked it and plan to spend some time trawling around. Thank you for sharing the link. 🙂

  3. Thanks for pointing this out to us. This whole world of educational technology is totally new to me, and I’d love to make better use of it. I’ll check it out (btw, great picture!)

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