In a day and age where the public perception of teachers, schools, and school districts is tied more closely than ever to the results of state tests, we cannot afford unknown variables contributing to the final judgment.
I am concerned that the most prevalent sound bytes that we hear are ignoring the voice of people of color and leading to an imbalanced perspective.
From the trailer of Life Animated, it certainly appears that this movie is a must-see that will raise awareness of the personal struggles that families deal with when it comes to autism.
The biggest problem tackling the deficit of skills that our students have in the area of digital literacy is the fact that the so many educators have the same deficits.
If students in our schools aren't among the scores of people accessing social media and using it to become leaders, then we have some work to do.
As we head into summer, this is a great time to renew our commitment to finding a sense of equilibrium in this endless battle against the flow of digital information and stay present and productive in our personal and professional lives.
As we head into summer, I hope that educators everywhere will spend some time thinking about minor or major changes they can make in their schools and classrooms to encourage students to develop their ability to create new solutions to old problems.
We created an adapted K-12 design thinking cycle that's perfect for students of any age, level, and subject area.
Education technology and student data privacy can coexist in harmony, as long as educators, parents, policymakers, and students continue to share the discussion and work together.
Despite the fact that it did not make the headlines, a quick look below at some of the research from the Common Sense Media study shows that the problems surrounding the constructive use of technology are just as significant for parents as they are for students.