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March 22, 2017

Makerspaces: A Tool That Can Transform Learning

Makerspaces bring students into a world where they can curate their own learning and yet many schools aren't on board with having them. Here are some reasons why schools should change that mindset.

February 23, 2017

11 Years Later, Would Sir Ken Robinson Find Creativity in Our Schools?

11 years later, would Sir Ken Robinson finally find creativity in our schools?

November 22, 2016

Do Educators Need Media Literacy as Much as Students Do?

Too many adults, which includes educators, are contributing to fake news being posted on social media. Let's continue to teach our students about media literacy, but take some time to re-educate ourselves on it as well.

November 13, 2016

8 Reasons Educators Should Reconsider Using Social Media Right Now

Social media was supposed to provide us with a venue to share our thoughts, and learn from one another. It gives us insight into atrocities happening in communities we don't live in. Unfortunately, not everyone uses social media properly, and here are 8 reasons they should probably stop.

September 28, 2016

Think Online Videos Will Solve Your PD Problem? Think Again.

Twitter, YouTube, Podcasts, Pinterest, Khan Academy, TeacherTube, Facebook, and Google are existing repositories where educators are already freely sharing ideas and best practice. Do we really need more?

September 25, 2016

What Presidential Candidates, Brangelina, and Reality Television Mean for Education

We ask the question of why we don't have better candidates for president or why our friends would ever vote for a candidate we wouldn't. It's all tied up in our need to be entertained more than informed. Good news though, because we can change that in the classroom.

September 09, 2016

Grit, Growth Mindsets, and Technology

We often want students to have grit or a "growth mindset" but we often lack it at the same time we are telling them to have it. Here are 3 ways to show our students what we want.

August 23, 2016

3 Collaboration Tools and Tips for Education Leaders

Providing opportunities for teachers to interact with collaborative tools can help them brainstorm ideas for their own instructional goals. So why don't more leaders do it?

June 17, 2016

7 Ways to Break Bad Blended Learning

What separates transformative teachers, schools, and districts from those stuck in the routines of the past? The country's best blended teachers have uncovered these commonalities.

May 31, 2016

Why Educators Should Join Twitter

Twitter offers connections, professional development, and the opportunity to find engaging resources for the classroom. In this post that originally appeared in 2011, Peter explains why educators should join Twitter.

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