As important as being connected and learning how to use Smartphones appropriately is important, so is putting them down and finding connections in other ways. There are at least five other ways to be connected, and they're important.
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May 14, 2017
May 10, 2017
We have been hoaxed by our students to think they are tech savvy, when in reality they may be more text savvy.
March 22, 2017
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 finally find creativity in our schools?
November 22, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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?