Changing The Game: Using Minecraft to Address 21st-Century Learning For Student With Autism

This post was originally a guest post for EdSurge. Power of Play Renowned philosophers and educators throughout history, including Plato, Comenius, Locke, Rousseau, Froebel, Piaget, and Papert, have lauded the power of play in teaching, especially for young learners. Modern research continues to demonstrate that playful learning, especially when digital and multi-modal, improves educational outcomes. It’s baffling that I still have to … Continue reading Changing The Game: Using Minecraft to Address 21st-Century Learning For Student With Autism

Disability And Pop Culture

Lack of Representation Seriously, what is the purpose of that photograph? There were several other stock photos of that same girl, and in one she's standing on the chair. What scenario could call for that photo? Is it a 'look I've triumphantly overcome my disability and am at long last able to be a sexy, … Continue reading Disability And Pop Culture

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School, Skittles, & B.F. Skinner

I now realize this blog is likely to be a weird mix of really technical stuff about educational technology interspersed with intense diatribes on the nature of education. This falls into that latter category. Let me begin by saying that I love the staff I work with. Even though I don’t always agree with their … Continue reading School, Skittles, & B.F. Skinner