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Rob Furman

3 Technologies That You May Be Using Improperly

Rob Furman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

As I present at many national conferences, sit on many educational technology forums and judge for many educational technology award groups, I am very frustrated by what I am seeing in terms of our use of EdTech.

4 Surprising Reasons Why Preschool and Kindergarten Must Change

Rob Furman | Posted 03.15.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

We need to take a serious look at our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs before we have a generation of students so far behind they will never catch up.

5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology

Rob Furman | Posted 01.25.2015 | Education
Rob Furman

We know that technology has changed education and it is only going to continue to do so. Teachers will not only accept these changes in technology, but will embrace them if they feel confident in the learning experience.

A Futurist Prediction for Virtual Education

Rob Furman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

As schools are starting to take seriously the concept of virtual class days during those blizzards and other days off of school, I believe they will need a more modern version of accountability.

Can Just 30 Minutes a Day Make a Difference in a Child's Education?

Rob Furman | Posted 11.24.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

Homework is practice. You should practice at least 30 minutes a day on your academics just as you would an instrument or a sport.

Poorly Used Technology: The Workbook?

Rob Furman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

We need teachers to be creating real world, performance based experiences for our students that incorporate the latest technology while learning 21st century skills.

STEM Needs to Be Updated to STREAM

Rob Furman | Posted 08.06.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

How do we expect our future employees to be able to compete in science, technology, engineering, the arts or math without putting a major emphasis on the critical need to be able to read, comprehend and write?

New Currency for Educators: Time

Rob Furman | Posted 05.04.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

So one of the first things you hear about when discussing 21st-century skills is collaboration. The idea of working together to better the experience ...

360 Degree, 24/7 Professional Development... Done With Curation and Social Media

Rob Furman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

So what can we do to bridge the summer gap? How do you create an environment that has continual professional learning for teachers? How do you get the best research to them year-round? How do you find the best research?

Do It On Their T.E.R.M.S.

Rob Furman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Education
Rob Furman

As with any good teaching/learning experience, you need to ENCOURAGE your teachers to do their best and enjoy the experience. Many veteran teachers may be reluctant to dive into new technology. Give them the necessary reinforcement.

Being a Global Victim in the World of Social Media Cyber Bullying

Rob Furman | Posted 06.08.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

Bullies can now take their hurt to a whole new level. Now they can hide behind screens. Now they can use words that are considered profane and hide behind false avatars and fake user names. Now they can post about you and have thousands of responses from around the globe in minutes.

Charter Schools? Why, Exactly?

Rob Furman | Posted 05.07.2013 | Parents
Rob Furman

There has been constant debate surrounding charter schools. I have a very simple question that I want to explore: What's the point?

Common Core Standards for Parents

Rob Furman | Posted 02.09.2013 | Education
Rob Furman

In an age where the word "accountability" is swung around like a baseball bat at Fenway Park, it is interesting to note which groups of people are actually struck with the word and which are not. You hear about teacher accountability all the time, but what about parent accountability?

E-Tools for Parents

Rob Furman | Posted 11.24.2012 | Parents
Rob Furman

Both parents and educators are always looking for that magic element that will help children maximize their learning, solve problems effectively and act as that motivational pathway to learning enjoyment. Perhaps we have found that magic element in today's educational technology.

I am a Parent

Rob Furman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Parents
Rob Furman

Does my week sound familiar? Of course it does because as parents we know that giving our children every opportunity to explore their strengths and supporting their needs is our parental responsibility and our passion.