At first, my friend Leigh didn't want me to air this episode. "I'm so sorry to have wasted your time," she said, "but my husband and I just listened to it and we realized that if our daughter ever heard it, she would die of embarrassment."
Part 2 of our 2-part discussion of Marc Prensky's Teaching Digital Natives, a guide to using any kind of technology effectively for student learning. Great for technophiles and technophobes alike!
There's something about having our work seen by strangers that makes us take it up a notch. These gorgeous online and print periodicals showcase work by student artists and writers, some as young as age five.
Our study of Understanding by Design continues...
If you think education is the key to permanent, sustainable change, this is a story you can't miss.
Whether you already integrate technology in your teaching or you consider yourself tech-phobic, this book will show you how to do it right: ironically, by keeping your focus off the technology.
The stakes are really low, the requirements are really simple, and IT'S SUMMER...what better time to fool around with something outside your comfort zone?
The first installment of our study of Wiggins & McTighe's book Understanding by Design.
I don't think any teacher today would get away with this kind of experiment, but showing this video to your students will likely impact them with almost the same intensity as the original simulation had on those kids in 1968.
News flash: Correcting nonstandard dialects doesn't really help students learn to speak or write in formal English. So should teachers just let kids talk (and write) how they want?
Technology has allowed us to connect with other like-minded teachers, people whose ideas and convictions help bolster and refine our own, who put the thoughts we can’t quite explain into words that are powerful, honest and brave. People like José Vilson.
It's easy to find good questions for reviewing accomplishments and setbacks, but to learn as much as possible from a reflection on your teaching, you have to let your gut talk, too.