The Evolution of Civic Engagement

The digital revolution has provided many new and enhanced opportunities for civic action.

Civic engagement has been a foundational element of our nation since its inception.  But it is undeniable that the rapid shifts in our world have also shifted what civic engagement means and looks like.  These changes have created exciting new opportunities to learn, connect and engage with others, yet have also surfaced new challenges in […]

The Crossroads of Design Thinking & 3D Printing

The Crossroads of Design Thinking & 3D Priting

Why Design Thinking? How Might We Create meaningful learning environments for students?  A huge question to tackle and one with countless reasonable answers.  Whether classrooms embrace Project Based Learning, Inquiry Based Instruction, Personalized Learning or another other framework for a classroom experience, the intention tends to be universal.  Educators want to create the most meaningful […]

Google Drive – Priority & Workspaces

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Google has launched a new page in Drive called Priority.  The Priority page will show what Google’s Artificial Intelligence  identifies as documents most relevant to the user. Along with Priority comes Workspaces. Workspaces allows the user to organize and quickly access files in one place without searching the entire Drive.  Workspaces is one way to […]

Exploring Learner Profiles: Resources, Examples, and Questions to Consider

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While next-generation assessments and instructional data can help educators gain a deeper understanding of students, the sheer amount of information available can prove challenging.  As I discussed in a prior post, educational technologies can amplify the impact of proven formative assessment strategies. But in doing so, educators must often navigate various platforms and other sources […]

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 […]