The Pen is NOT Mightier than the Keyboard – Strategies to Embrace and Scaffold Digital Learning

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By Beth Holland Few empirical studies may be more detrimental to advancements of effective technology use in K-12 education than Mueller and Oppenheimer (2014) and Carter, Greenberg, and Walker (2016). Both assert that students in lecture-style courses perform worse when allowed to use technology. However, neither mentions any instruction to help students capitalize on digital […]

An “Extraordinary” Approach to Bringing Design Thinking into Any Classroom – from Beth

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This post first appeared on EdTech Researcher at Education Week. In his 2009 book, Catching Up or Leading the Way, author Yong Zhao argues that students need to engage in creative problem solving across the curriculum to develop the skills required for success in a global economy. However, most curriculum primarily focuses on student acquisition […]

Back-to-School with Design Thinking – Webinar with Beth Holland and Douglas Kiang

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 August 23rd 3pm EST on EdWeb.Net   >> Watch the Webinar Recording on EdWeb   Design Thinking encourages students to engage in empathy, define problems, prototype, iterate, and solve real-world problems. Makerspaces help students foster critical thinking, open-ended creativity and iterative design. In this webinar, Beth and Douglas presented the design thinking process. They showed examples […]