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Social Justice Learning With the X-Men and Other Graphic Novels

In the wake of New York Comic Con, I am examining the use of comics in education. You can see the whole series, begin Educating Through Graphic Novels, or Using Comics to Teach History. One of the main reasons I always enjoyed the X-Men was because they (like Spider-Man as well) were outcasts to the world they [...]

Using Comics to Teach History

In the wake of New York Comic Con, I am examining the use of comics in education. You can see the whole series. Previously I discussed the number of ways you can begin Educating Through Graphic Novels and the benefits for bringing them into your classroom. For example, Manga Classics have versions of Huckleberry Finn and Great [...]

Educating Through Graphic Novels

In the wake of New York Comic Con, I am examining the use of comics in education. You can see the whole series. This past weekend was New York ComicCon, and, being the consummate geeks that we are, my sons and I had a wonderful time. Yes, I enjoy the videos games, sci-fi movies, and [...]

Teaching Your Children & Students About the 2nd Amendment

This is the second of two posts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. You can also read the first post on teaching children about tragedy. In the wake of tragic events, it's important to first speak to children's feelings. Eventually, though it is good for them to become more civically minded and discuss those [...]

Teaching Your Children & Students About Tragedy

This is the first of two posts in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting. You can also read the second post on teaching about appropriate and fallacious arguments and the Second Amendment. In the wake of another all-too-common American tragedy, we, along with our students and children, search for answers. This is meant to [...]

My son Cael building marshmallow shooter

Learn By Doing

This is part of a series in advance of the upcoming Maker Faire in New York City. You can view the whole Maker Faire series or look at the related Make Learning Happen, Museum-Education post, Science EdTech Tools, or Making in New York posts. After attending the World Maker Faire in New York and the Make: Education [...]

15 Takeaways from the Make: Education Forum

This is part of a series in advance of the upcoming Maker Faire in New York City. You can view the whole Maker Faire series or look at the related Make Learning Happen, Museum-Education post, Science EdTech Tools, or Making in New York posts. I had the opportunity to attend the Make: Education Forum in advance of [...]

Teaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

There has been some controversy at the United Nations recently while world leaders ramp up their rhetoric in pursuit of their goals. But while leaders from the US and the UK draw the lion's share of the attention, other things are happening in the background to address issues like world hunger and inequity. The US defense [...]

Get In the Game With BrainPOP

This post is part of my selection as the BrainPOP Certified Educator for September 2017. You can view the first part of my interview as well as my post about all that's new at BrainPOP for more information. Personal Gaming History I've always been a deeply competitive lover of games. It may have started with [...]

Twitter Chat on STEM and Sparking Creativity

This post is in advance of the Microsoft TweetMeet coming up on September 19th at 1.pm. EST. Find related information on the Microsoft Education blog. Why Chat? It wasn't that long ago, before I started this blog a few months back, that I would have considered a Twitter chat antithetical to everything I thought about [...]