Behaviors are influenced by outside forces. We know that and see it all the time. But does playing a video game turn someone toward anti-social behaviors?
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June 17, 2014
June 08, 2014
Whether or not the use of any new technology is successful depends upon how much we know and understand, not only its capacities, but also how it is best used in our environments.
May 13, 2014
Our plea is that leaders not allow the emergence of coding or STEM to take the design of our schools out of our hands. We call out to the leaders among us to take hold of this exciting time in our professional lives and begin to design the schools our children need.
May 04, 2014
We need bridge builders to help us see the connections and develop the capacity to integrate technology into our programs...not as an add on. We need those who can break down for us how these 21st century tools can be used within our systems that hold to 20th century requirements and facilities.
April 01, 2014
Those who are in the wonders of coding, technology, and the maker movement, are an excited bunch. What they develop and offer students is important and relevant.We need to bridge the gap, come together, and make sense of all of this now.
March 18, 2014
Dr. Stephen Hawking's work and ours, is steeped in paradox. There are no absolutes, in his work and ours, what we knew worked in the past is giving way to another question and new possibilities for answers. Life is change.
March 11, 2014
Integrating STEM begins to break the previous century's model of subject matter as separate domains. This century demands that we engage children in new ways and develop new skills for them. What might have happened in the past as our finest moments now becomes a way of life.
February 23, 2014
At the very time we are talking about the value of developing students who are able to create and innovate, the arts are being threatened. Minimizing the arts makes no sense but neither does preserving them as a separate and apart from academics, especially in this time of focus on STEM subjects.
February 09, 2014
We must lead the shift to a way that maximizes opportunities for investigation, problem solving, and collaboration while maintaining assurance that each child is gaining knowledge, and is able to apply it both alone and with others.
February 04, 2014
We are not suggesting that a computer can replace the grace and value of the interaction between a teacher and a student. But let's have a discussion before we close our minds to the possibilities.