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Of late, folks in my corner of the educational world have been jazzed about the intersections of maker culture and education. I'm super excited too - and even pleasantly surprised. A couple of year...
Do you like using computers? Online games? Apps? Tablets? If so, you are not alone. Most kids today are big users and fans of technology. But where do
A 10th Grader Explains How Social Media Can Replace Textbooks
This is what koyaanisqatsi means in the Hopi language. Similarly, it means life of moral corruption and turmoil.
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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different
Over coffee with an ex-colleague who works in IT, we chat about technology in schools. He mentions reading some of my blog posts and I’m suddenly aware that I rarely write about technology an...
Tinkering has moved out of the suburban garage and acquired a real-life social network.
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5 Common Uses Of Technology In The Classroom & How We Screw Them Up
This animation was made by Grade 8 students. The story starts with two ordinary people in their daily lives, when one day, one clumsy action leads them through…
A professional or student in the 21st century needs to have a good degree of multimedia literacy. The term multimedia literacy and visual literacy encompass many things and borrow from many disciplines.
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(change agents) – People who act as catalysts for change…
Malcom Gladwell describes in his book, “The Tipping Point“,
"The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts."
I invite my middle schoolers to bring their headphones to class. It’s not just because the year is 2012, or because stringy white ear buds are as ubiquitous as skinny jeans that sag beneath b...
Is traditional reading and writing enough to be considered literate in the 21st century?