Can Your Students Trust The Internet?

They Can Find Out, Using the CRAAP Test Since humans have used language to communicate, strategies have been developed to trick one another. In the past, these strategies have included propaganda, scams, deception, and more. In today’s internet era, students struggle with these tricks and others – like information abundance, data filtering, and fake news. […]

An Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking. What is it? What does it do for teachers? Why am I hearing about it? Can I do it? These questions – and more – will be answered in an upcoming short series of articles, linked below. An Introduction to Design Thinking The Design Framework Researching Planning Creating Reflecting I’ve been teaching design […]

How Teachers Can Get More From Twitter

Thanks to user growth and books like Teach Like a PIRATE, Twitter has grown into a professional tool used by many educators. From tweet chats to networking, Twitter can be a dynamic support for teachers. If you have never used Twitter before, or if you are participating in a chat tonight, here are some insights […]

Smartphones – The Importance of Appropriate Use

Preventing the Apology A recent article has been making the rounds on social media and other education communities. The article, linked here, makes a bold claim – that educators must ban smartphones, to save our future. The author makes the argument that use of apps and social media can be addictive and unhealthy. While this […]

Too User Friendly: How Apps Are Stifling Learning

STEM Needs More Than Devices Many schools are quickly adopting to the ease and portability of devices in their classroom. While devices do offer learning opportunities, they can also be problematic. But there is one issue that seems to continually be overlooked specifically in STEM classrooms – apps are stifling learning. Devices are too user […]