5 Steps for Planning the Big Ideas in Education – with Pokemon Go

Always start with the Big Ideas in education when you plan your days, weeks, units, and years.  Avoid starting with Pokemon Go. When you start with the technology, you risk gaps in learning - lest your practice become about the tool and not the curriculum for student achievement. Does this mean not to use Technologies... Continue Reading →

It is not about Technology. It is about Pedagogy.

  In this era of rapid evolution of informational technology,¬†new pedagogies are necessary to meet the demands of our connected world. This includes providing equal access and opportunity for students to partake, share and build knowledge in virtual spaces. Educators are creators,¬†facilitators, curators and collaborators of knowledge in the 21st century, and technology plays a... Continue Reading →

Social Media, Digital Citizenship, Critical Thinking

We all know that social media platforms hold large databases of our personal information. Even when we think we have deleted a post...it still exists with the companies. Even though we don't know what will happen with this data in the future, we need to engage in real critical inquiry about the ramifications for the... Continue Reading →

New Pedagogies needed for Edtech Integration

Technology has always existed, and there is nothing really new to teach our students. If we can consider this argument for a moment, and consider the implications of what it means for Education. If technology has always existed and evolved, then learning has also had to evolve across time and space. The newest and rapidly... Continue Reading →

5 Considerations for Welcoming Environments in our Schools

Fostering welcoming environments in education is essential for improving learning and engagement. Schools can help acknowledge students by representing their cultural diversity. This can be done by embedding cultural symbols, and practices into our buildings, classrooms, and online environments that serve to help make students and parents feel welcome and important.However, it is a challenge... Continue Reading →

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