Devil’s advocate. A plea against Prince Ea (Casper Hulshof)

I wrote a post about the video already, but Casper Hulshof did the big job of analyzing the whole thing. I reposted the post here with his permission. It’s really not difficult to criticize schools. Just pointing at anything that happens in schools and then stating something like: “That sure looks old, why hasn’t it changed?”… Read More Devil’s advocate. A plea against Prince Ea (Casper Hulshof)

Guest post by Helena Taelman: Children influence their teacher’s language!

This is the result of a breakfast talk… Dr Helena Taelman discusses some interesting new research on the dynamics of a preschool classroom. In order to battle children’s language delays from early on, teachers of preschool classrooms nowadays often get interaction training (or responsivity education). The purpose of this training is that they learn to… Read More Guest post by Helena Taelman: Children influence their teacher’s language!

Guest post by Polle de Maagt: Did we lose 30% of our Facebook friends last year?

This post is written by Polle de Maagt for his own blog. I asked him if I could share it here with you. His answer was ‘sure!’. I’m a sucker for data and Excel sheets. I just love to spend the night browsing through Facebook Insights export data. As you probably know, you can easily… Read More Guest post by Polle de Maagt: Did we lose 30% of our Facebook friends last year?

Guest blog by Amber Walraven: Ipads in schools….about ideas, expectations and the harsh reality

I asked assistant professor Amber Walraven if I could share this blog post with you, she gracefully granted :). Of course you have all heard about the promises and expectations of Ipads in education. Schools everywhere are starting pilots with Ipads, call themselves Ipadschool and have the idea things will change drastically. Publishers even talk… Read More Guest blog by Amber Walraven: Ipads in schools….about ideas, expectations and the harsh reality

Guest blog by Hanna Lindstrom: are we preparing students enough for internet-related jobs?

I received this guest blog by Hanna Lindstrom and I think it’s a good starting point for debate. What do you think? According to Internet World Stats, the number of worldwide Internet users increased by 528.1 percent from 2000 to 2011, and this is something that has caught the attention of both businesses and those wanting a career… Read More Guest blog by Hanna Lindstrom: are we preparing students enough for internet-related jobs?