See more about the role of EdTech 16 Keys to Successfully Implementing Technology In Classrooms. Whether it’s being slaughtered by clones or robots from the future, science fiction has clearly indicated that new technology is something to be approached with fear and trepidation. Even if it’s not our imminent death, we should fear it for its … Continue reading Is More Tech The Answer? Questions Of Morality, Effectiveness, and the Role of Teachers and Technology in Learning
You can also check out the post on using The Power of Storytelling. Adapting the Story As I’ve said, regardless of age, ability, or language, everybody has something to say. Previously I discussed why storytelling is one of the most persuasive and powerful tools there is, what happens in the brain when stories are told, and … Continue reading Unleash Your Students’ Voices: Digital Storytelling
How Should History Be Studied? With civil unrest in several countries and historic levels of political engagement, it would seem like quality civics education is more necessary than ever. I had a person recently question me about whether games or graphic novels can really convey the depth necessary for a real understanding of history? He … Continue reading Best Digital Games for Social Studies
The topic of whether cell phones should be allowed or banned in schools has been discussed ad nauseam across blogs and message boards over the last several years, so I hadn’t planned on talking about it at all here (but it means I can link to a lot). Then a college friend who is also … Continue reading Cell Phones In School & At Home – Ban Them Or Use Them
INTRO While I’m somewhat inclined to break into a diatribe about the lack of common sense exhibited even amongst the highly educated in society, that’s not what this is about. This post is meant as an introduction to Common Sense Media’s Education (CSE) platform (formerly known as Graphite) instead. You may have heard of Common Sense … Continue reading Use Some Common Sense
You may know BrainPOP as the fun robot movie site. And it is an amazing way to introduce a student to or further their understanding of a variety of topics. I also, as a teacher of students with autism, have a soft spot for Moby who never says a word but communicates so much. Gladly my district … Continue reading What’s New at BrainPOP?