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Critical Thinking: Dangerous Nonsense (Why We Need Atheist Schools)

Critical Thinking: Dangerous Nonsense (Why We Need Atheist Schools) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Everyone’s entitled to their own opinions, they say. My students insist on it. Not so, I say....
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30(ish) of the Best iPad Apps for Education (2014 Edition)

30(ish) of the Best iPad Apps for Education (2014 Edition) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
TWITTER  NOTABILITY  EXPLAIN EVERYTHING  VIDEOSCRIBE  BAIBOARD  RAPID BOOK CREATOR  STOP MOTION STUDIO  TELLAGAMI  THINGLINK  FLIPBOARD  ZITE  IDOCEO  BOOK CREATOR  SPLASHTOP 2  STOREHOUSE    TEACH...
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I Have a Dream: The Future of Education

I Have a Dream: The Future of Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I have dream that one day students will be more important than syllabi.In the not too distant future, education will be a collaborative enterprise, with teachers and students assuming shifting role...
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Dear Teacher: Welcome to Teaching. You're Going to Like It Here.

Dear Teacher: Welcome to Teaching. You're Going to Like It Here. | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Dear teacher*:Now that I have scoffed at your youthful enthusiasm and use of university lingo the customary fifty-four times, it falls to me to welcome you officially into the fellowship. I know yo...
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The Most Insidious Thing a Teacher Can Say About a Student.

The Most Insidious Thing a Teacher Can Say About a Student. | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Perhaps the single most damaging and insidious belief in education over the course of the last century is the notion that any ability (and intelligence in particular) is hereditary. You either have...
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The Future of Technology in Education (Part 1: How The K-12 Horizon Report 2014 Gets it Right)

The Future of Technology in Education (Part 1: How The K-12 Horizon Report 2014 Gets it Right) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
The Future of Technology in Education (Part 1: How The K-12 Horizon Report 2014 Gets it Right.) The NMC Horizon Report: 2014 K-12 Edition (HR14) is an annual summary of key technologies which are h...
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Big Brother is Judging: The Insidious Effect of Big Data & Learning Analytics in Education

Big Brother is Judging: The Insidious Effect of Big Data & Learning Analytics in Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  I know, let's gather all the information we can about our students. We'll tell people we're using it to personalize and enhance kids' learning experience. We'll call it Educational Data Mining. N...
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How Training Cats is Like Teaching Kids

How Training Cats is Like Teaching Kids | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
 Ever tried to train a cat? I'm talking the kind of training it takes to get them to do tricks - not potty training or not-scratching-the-furniture training. I can't say as I have ev...
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10 Laws for a New World

10 Laws for a New World | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Once, I started writing a science fiction novel about a society recovering from the end of civilization. Then I realized it wasn't particularly good. The rules I made up by which this society ...
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On the Wretchedness of Memory

On the Wretchedness of Memory | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
There are so many things I wish I could forget - so that I could experience them again as if for the first time: reading Kurt Vonnegut or John Steinbeck, falling for the woman I share my life with,...
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The Musings of a Skeptical Tourist Part 3: Missing the Ausfahrt to Bumplitz (From the Bottom to the Top of Europe)

The Musings of a Skeptical Tourist Part 3: Missing the Ausfahrt to Bumplitz (From the Bottom to the Top of Europe) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
The Water CityFirst this: Venice needs a sound track. Perhaps something operatic, or if you can't stand wailing soap operas, perhaps something classical. And if your collection doesn't in...
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20 Reasons Why the FIFA World Cup is Like Traditional Old-School Education

20 Reasons Why the FIFA World Cup is Like Traditional Old-School Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
 ******************************This just in from the Half Tongue-in-Cheek Department:******************************The FIFA World Cup, said someone once, rather disparagingly, involves nationa...
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My New Top 20 Favorite Teacher Hacks, Tips & Ideas

My New Top 20 Favorite Teacher Hacks, Tips & Ideas | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
What follows are a few hacks, tips and ideas I picked up over two days of at the Google Apps for Education Summit in Johannesburg (2014). For most of them, I feel foolish for not knowing they exist...
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The Brave New World of Twenty-First Century Learning (A Retort)

The Brave New World of Twenty-First Century Learning (A Retort) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Dear MargaretI read your article in The Globe and Mail (Saturday, Jun. 28 2014) with dismay. In the article, you assert that "21st century learning is nothing more than warmed-over romantic progres...
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25 Questions Every 21st Century Student Should Be Able to Answer

25 Questions Every 21st Century Student Should Be Able to Answer | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
25 Questions Every 21st Century Student Should Be Able to Answer (And then a few more) What is the value of creativity? How do I evaluate the reliability of a website? How do I stay safe online? Wh...
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A Bangarang Peter Pan

A Bangarang Peter Pan | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Here's what Barrack Obama had to say about celebrating the life of the man who could make everybody laugh, except himself: Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a p...
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Teachers: 11 Steps Towards Becoming a Recognized Professional (A Message From the SOTP)

Teachers: 11 Steps Towards Becoming a Recognized Professional (A Message From the SOTP) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Dear teachers We are considering officially recognizing your vocation as a profession. We realize that you have all felt that what you do has always been a profession, but honestly, we at the Soc...
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20 Really Bad Things Some Teachers Would Say If You Forced Them to be Honest

20 Really Bad Things Some Teachers Would Say If You Forced Them to be Honest | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
There's a very funny list floating around the interwebz on 10 things teachers wish they could say but can't. It goes like this: 10 Things Teachers Wish They Could Say Since my last report, your chi...
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The Future of Technology in Education (Part 2: How The 2014 K-12 Horizon Report Gets it Wrong)

The Future of Technology in Education (Part 2: How The 2014 K-12 Horizon Report Gets it Wrong) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
The Future of Technology in Education (Part 2: How The 2014 K-12 Horizon Report Gets it Wrong) Please see my previous post titled ‘The Future of Technology in Education (Part 1: How The K-12 Horizo...
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Sean Hampton-Cole

Sean Hampton-Cole | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Read all of the posts by Sean Hampton-Cole on Ideas Out There
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A Terminal Tailspin (Why We Need a New Economic Order)

A Terminal Tailspin (Why We Need a New Economic Order) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Even as the world economy falters, its champions are already predicting that the disease which afflicts it, though malign, is not terminal. They predict an ‘up turn’ within a few years of what is a...
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Questions From a Pangalactic Anthropologist (Batch #1)

Questions From a Pangalactic Anthropologist (Batch #1) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I met a very strange and interesting individual called David a few days ago. He asked me if I would use my blog to help him find answers. He seemed particularly agitated and a little sad (quite pat...
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This guy needs answers. Please help!

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To the Class of 2104: Life Is Long, Do Something Big

To the Class of 2104: Life Is Long, Do Something Big | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
 Dear Class of 2014In just a few short weeks, your time at school will be over. And that time is going to fly. In many ways, though, the rapid passing of the final part of your schooling sets ...
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Occupy Education: On Using the Occupy Movements' Hand Gestures to Stimulate Engagement in Flat Classrooms

Occupy Education: On Using the Occupy Movements' Hand Gestures to Stimulate Engagement in Flat Classrooms | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Image credit: Hands up if you've heard of the Occupy movements which have sprung up all over the States and elsewhere in the last few years. For the benefit of those who did not raise their hands, ...
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Does the Quest to Program an Intelligent Robot Provide a Model for 21st Century Education?

Does the Quest to Program an Intelligent Robot Provide a Model for 21st Century Education? | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Processing Learning is a system with inputs, processes and outputs. There has been much discussion in recent years around how we need to improve the inputs so that the outputs become more relevant ...
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Twenty-First Century Learning & The Education Revolution: One Big Thing

Twenty-First Century Learning & The Education Revolution: One Big Thing | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Is there one thing that makes trying to transform my classroom into a twenty-first century learning environment worth doing? Is there a single outcome that unlocks all the others - including indepe...
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