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April 24, 2019

Technology Has No Impact on Teaching and Learning

If we truly want educational technology to take root in schools and finally live up to the promise we've been expecting for more than a decade, schools need to develop a cadre of well-trained tech instructional coaches.

November 11, 2018

Why Are We So Uninformed? We Don't Read What We Share

A few months ago, there was a blog post on Finding Common Ground that was shared 300,000 times but was read 100,000 times. It seems as though the adults who talk about media literacy don't necessarily read what they share, and that's a problem.

August 17, 2018

Schools Should Reconsider Their Relationships With the News Media

Schools can't afford to ignore the news media until a negative issue takes place.

July 15, 2018

Learn by Playing During a Lecture?

For too many university students, and K-12 students for that matter, classroom lectures can take our attention away from learning and put students in a state of boredom. Fortunately, there are tools that can easily be used by teachers/professors, and can bring back the engagement students need.

July 09, 2018

Let's Stop Calling So Many People 'Thought Leaders'

Lately, the term "thought leader' has been thrown around a lot to describe people who write books or blogs, and there are at least three reasons we should stop using the term.

May 14, 2017

5 Ways Students Should Be Connected Beyond Technology

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.

May 10, 2017

Are Students Tech-Savvy or Text-Savvy?

We have been hoaxed by our students to think they are tech savvy, when in reality they may be more text savvy.

May 07, 2017

If Video Is So Powerful, Shouldn't Principals Use It Too?

Too often principals ask teachers and coaches to do something that they aren't going to do themselves. Is video one of them?

April 26, 2017

5 Strategies Leaders Can Use to Stay Out of the Weeds

Too often leaders find themselves in the weeds, which prevents them from making good decisions. There are 5 ways to prevent that from happening.

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.

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The opinions expressed in Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground are strictly those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinions or endorsement of Editorial Projects in Education, or any of its publications.

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