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Critical Thinking, Fake News, and Infographics

Critical Thinking, Fake News, and Infographics

Sometimes common phrases can lead us astray. This can be due to misunderstanding, for example, the friend who heard the server ask if she wanted “soup or salad” and thought she was being asked if she wanted a super salad! (Super salad sounds pretty good, don’t you think?) Grammatical misunderstandings are so common they end … Continue reading

The School in the Cloud: Learning Unleashed

The School in the Cloud: Learning Unleashed

What do we do when we can see that the best schools and teachers don’t exist in the places children most need good schools and teachers? This is the question Sugata Mitra faced, and his answers have led to some of the most innovative education in the world. I first learned about his work in … Continue reading

Adobe Edex: Explore the Possibilities

Adobe Edex: Explore the Possibilities

Are you interested in creativity? Do you use Adobe products (who doesn’t)? Do you wish you knew more about them? Would you like to share ideas with teachers around the globe? Adobe Edex may be just what you need. Adobe Education Exchange (Edex) bills itself as “your online hub to help ignite creativity in your … Continue reading

Are You Bored? Brilliant?

Are You Bored? Brilliant?

What would life be like if you used your phone a little less? Would you be bored? Brilliant? That’s the question posed by the podcasters at New Tech City in their Bored and Brilliant project, subtitled “The Lost Art of Spacing Out.” The podcast suggests that we have a need for boredom—a quiet space for … Continue reading

An Hour of Code: It’s Fun!

An Hour of Code: It’s Fun!

I know nothing about computer programming. When I copy the “embed” codes to include videos in this blog, they look like alien script. So when I heard about the global movement to have teachers and students engage in an Hour of Code, I’ll admit I was dubious. It sounded important, but was it for me? … Continue reading