So if you are thinking of diving in but have been afraid to take the leap, here is a “Get Started NOW” guide to have students building and sharing their own experiences.
"The Power and Promise of Immersive Learning Experiences"
Its been a very busy month with the ICE conference and travel across the country. In the last 8 weeks I racked up about 20,000 miles of travel, worked with about 15 schools and have the great honor to be a guest on the EduTechGuys Podcast. I really enjoyed meeting Dave and Jeff and I … Continue reading EduTechGuys Podcast
Greg Kulowiec and I recorded a live episode of the "So We've Been Thinking..." Podcast where we discussed our purpose, process and history. Presenting live was something we discussed before we recorded our first episode, so the session was a proud accomplishment on many levels.
While the goals of the history classroom have remained for the most part consistent over time, what has changed dramatically in recent years is our ability to access an abundance of resources and tools that can make the process of learning and the expression of that learning come alive for the students in our classrooms.
I have been working on a project reviewing past writing and in doing so realized that I have not yet written here about the “So We’ve Been Thinking…” Podcast. For the last two months Greg Kulowiec and I have been building a podcast. The ultimate aim of this passion project is to explore discussions around … Continue reading The So We’ve Been Thinking Podcast
Looking back on 25 years of classroom teaching, I can say that the greatest changes that I made to my classroom practice began in 2006, when I had a principal that pulled me aside and told me that I should really push the limits and rethink my classroom. What she actually told me was, “Some teachers … Continue reading Get Out of Your Own Way
5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News This post was originally published on Daily Genius you can check it out by following the link above. Whether you call it “fake news”, “misinformation” or the more innocuous “spin,” and whether you see this as an entirely new problem or the … Continue reading 5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News
While I have not been good about posting to this blog in the last year, I have still stayed very busy traveling and presenting. Last week I delivered a keynote at the San Diego Innovation Summit titled "Behind the Science of Innovation: Bringing About Significant Positive Change." Co presenting with Beth Holland, our goal was … Continue reading San Diego Innovation Summit Keynote
This is the 4th part of my 4 part series on "The New Economy of Information" Perhaps the most important effect of the new economy of information is the need to make sense of information that is around us. “In order to do this, students need to literally create their learning and demonstrate not just what … Continue reading Beyond Worksheets, A True Expression of Student Learning