EdTech Updates 2018: Bloxels EDU, A Walkthrough

Bloxels had one of the biggest overhauls of any edtech platform recently. While the same basic elements of playful creation from Bloxels Builder remain, the entire structure of the Bloxels EDU system has shifted. They are no longer meant for small individual activities, but they are now able to support a whole classroom structure. I'm … Continue reading EdTech Updates 2018: Bloxels EDU, A Walkthrough

An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

I already shared that the people involved in the Google Innovator process are the most important piece, as is the case in all educational initiatives. That said, the process is also a key component. Google has refined and improved their efforts over time to make it as impactful for educators as possible, even changing the … Continue reading An Innovator’s Journey: Part 2-The Application Process and Tips to Succeed

The Future of Education: The 7Cs, 3 Rs, & 3 Ms of 21st-Century Learning

I remember taking an online course about 21st-century learning about a decade ago about when MySpace started fading, so 21st-century. So it's been spoken of in numerous courses, books, and diatribes, so what could I possibly add (other than my sparkling wit and charm, he said sardonically). I suppose I just wanted to add my … Continue reading The Future of Education: The 7Cs, 3 Rs, & 3 Ms of 21st-Century Learning

8+ Ways to Bring Robotics To Your Classroom

The idea of robots in a classroom is likely to cause you either a feeling of excitement or dread. Perhaps you, like Elon Musk, are worried about some future robot armageddon brought on by the artificial intelligence that will enable the bots to harm your digital information, take your job, or endanger your personal well-being. Perhaps though, … Continue reading 8+ Ways to Bring Robotics To Your Classroom

Everything Is Awesome: 5 Ways to Learn With Legos

Despite how painful it can be when you step on them barefoot or how frustrating it can be when you can't find the right piece, LEGOs are still one of my favorite toys because they are simultaneously simple and capable of vast complexity and creativity. Last year my district (NYC's District 75) began their participation in FIRST® … Continue reading Everything Is Awesome: 5 Ways to Learn With Legos

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 … Continue reading Learn By Doing

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 … Continue reading 15 Takeaways from the Make: Education Forum

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 … Continue reading Teaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Make Learning Happen

This is part of a series in advance of the upcoming Maker Faire in New York City on September 23rd & 24th. You can view the whole Maker Faire series or look at the related Museum-Education post, Science EdTech Tools post, or Making in New York post. Why You Should Be Making As someone who grew … Continue reading Make Learning Happen

Making in New York City

This is part of a series in advance of the upcoming Maker Faire in New York City on September 23rd & 24th. You can view the whole Maker Faire series or look at the related Museum-Education post. If you have made it to this post and are not a New York City area educator, first … Continue reading Making in New York City