Tuesday, August 05, 2014

EdTech Jargon BINGO

Here's a game to play at your next conference session, meeting, webinar, or sales pitch. You can even play in the comfort of your home while reading educational blogs, Facebook posts, or Tweets by educators.

You may find it interesting to know that it took me less than 15 minutes to create these BINGO cards using words off the top of my head.

Why do these words annoy me so much? Because they are being used as FLUFF. When used correctly, they are fine. Here's how I define "correctly:"

There is other contextual information to support the use of the word or phrase. Don't just tell me your program transforms education. Tell me what you mean by "transform" and then show me an example. Hint: using an iPad to create videos is not transformational, and neither is using technology to engage students. Teachers have been engaging students for years. 

What words would you add?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hello again! This is such a funny post to me because I have watched so many videos in my EDM310 class about project based learning and teaching styles and videos of interviews to help me with my future teaching career and they all have the same language! It is intriguing to begin with but after a while it does become way over-used. This would be a fabulous way to use my time when watching these videos! Very Creative!