Six year-olds get excited about almost any activity. In a first grade classroom, energetic, enthusiastic boys and girls would say “whoopee!” over a math worksheet and so it was in Leslie Altman's group of 27 young…
When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in Facebook Messenger or checking in...
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The last paragraph of this post is quite powerful. Is the 'social' in social media (to create a powerful and open public sphere, in which ideas could spread and networks of political action could form) being abandoned and thus unrealized. Are messaging apps actually closing down the possibilities of 'networks' and actually creating a more insular and isolated perspective?
At the end of Lord of the Flies, there is a section titled "Notes on the Lord of the Flies," in which William Golding says, "The theme is an attempt to trace the defects of society back to the defects of human nature. The moral is that the shape of a society must depend on the ethical nature of the
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Creative instruction and learning through tech integration
"Brain Brigade's Designing a Maker Space is the ULTIMATE guide to establishing your own Maker Space written by Jerry Hoefs who has already done it - TWICE!
Create a classroom environment that enhances STEAM and STEM activities through hands-on learning. People also call Maker Spaces: Maker Labs, FAB Labs, Tinker Labs, Hack Centers. This concept is spreading like wildfire across the globe!
This guide will help you get a Maker Space started in your school. Whether you have a small corner in your classroom or an entire extra room THIS is the guide for you."
"High quality interactions expand human potential. Low quality interactions reduce, diminish, and shrink it. Thus, learning to produce high versus settling for low quality interactions is one of the great challenges of competence for institutions today."
"Screen time for young children has been a hotly contested debate among parents for years. Many worry that passive consumption of media through screens harms young children’s brain development, or at the very least means they are getting less interaction with caregivers, other children and hands-on play. On the other hand, most children under the age of 8 have access to a mobile device in the home and it can be hard to enforce an absolutely-no-screen-time rule."
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Great post about our ability (somewhat deluded) that we are preparing students for "the real world." Yes, "we have experience, and wisdom (one hopes) over [our] students, but [we are] not navigating their world. They are.
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