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May. 9, 2017

Thought Leadership Ebook for crafting and implementing a vision for empowered learning and teaching

May. 8, 2017

Podcast with Dr. Zoran Popović: Learning from Learning Games

Only listen to this podcast if you want your mind blown about how we can re-think motivation and achievement, especially for our lowest performing students. Get ready to unlearn! Dr. Zoran Popović is a seminal thinker and researcher who leads the game learning group at the University of Washington and we are proud to announce will be keynoting BLC17 in Boston July 26th.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Apr. 24, 2017

Podcast with Dr. Zoran Popović: Learning from Learning Games

Only listen to this podcast if you want your mind blown about how we can re-think motivation and achievement, especially for our lowest performing students. Get ready to unlearn! Dr. Zoran Popović is a seminal thinker and researcher who leads the game learning group at the University of Washington and we are proud to announce will be keynoting BLC17 in Boston July 26th.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Mar. 6, 2017

Lee Ann Potter – Primary Source Documents and Media Across the Curriculum

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Lee Ann Potter is the Director of Education Outreach for the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Feb. 27, 2017

Dr. Eric Mazur – Moving from Paper to Digital

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Dr. Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Area Dean for Applied Physics at Harvard University. He joins Alan to discuss his classrooms evolution of learning from paper to digital.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Feb. 13, 2017

Dr. Rob Evans – Managing Change

This podcast was produced in partnership with Cisco Education

Dr. Rob Evans is a psychologist and school consultant. He joins Alan to discuss how to manage change and sustain success.

Join us at BLC17 to share strategies to teach critical thinking on the web and many other leading edge topics. BLC17 is Massive fun for the brain and heart. Education Conference 2017

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Jul. 16, 2010

10 Tips for Managing Information Overload

Yesterday at BLC I presented on how to manage information overload. Together we looked at the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment for this all too prevalent problem. Here is a list of 10 things you can do to keep your Online life under control. 1. Have compassion for yourself – We are all works in progress, don’t be too hard on yourself if you don’t know everything. No one can know everything. It is OK Not to know.

2. Measure – There are many tools that you can use to measure your use computer use. They run in the background and will […]

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Jul. 15, 2010

It’s about story… and connection

(A colleague of mine says I need to put a disclaimer on this post — affirming this is a true story, because when I told her about it, she didn’t believe me.)

Yesterday afternoon I presented for the first time as a mainstream BLC presenter. For me, this was nothing short of a VERY BIG DEAL. My session was about data visualization. In short, how new technologies and transparent access to real-world data make it possible to “democratize” visualization. We focused on a site called Many Eyes, the best known application of which is Wordle.

I decided to frame my presentation around myself as a learner, because I’m not the […]

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Jul. 15, 2010

Headed to the front row…

BLC is an environment and learning culture like no other that I’ve experienced in my professional life.  Where else do our teachers sit alongside us as co-learners, asking for our ideas, and working as colleagues to unravel some of what makes teaching with new literacies practices so complex (and exciting)?  We are all learners here.  And, maybe that is why I woke up well ahead of the alarm this morning – shot out of bed – and was ready for the learning to continue (no matter what the clock said).

Or, it could be that I’m headed to the front […]

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