Interesting Education

By dogtrax | Odds and ends about learning, with a particular focus on how digital literacies are changing the way we teach and the ways our students learn.

What's Wrong With Letting Tech Run Our Schools

It’s politically and ethically fraught, with no proven upside.<p>Silicon Valley tech moguls are conducting an enormous experiment on the nation’s children. We should not be so trusting that they’ll get it right.<p>Alphabet Inc. unit Google has taken a big role in public education, offering low-cost …

Education

A Guide for Resisting Edtech: the Case against Turnitin - Hybrid Pedagogy

Students often find themselves uploading their content — their creative work — into the learning management system. Perhaps they retain a copy of the …

Education

The Open Classroom Model

Open Classroom Model<p>Connect – Collaborate – Create<p>Verena Roberts – November 7, 2012<p><b>In my attempt to bridge the gap between Connected learners and</b> …

DigCiz A Journey

Flickr teach.eagle [me] Digital Choices : A Journey The future is what we make it- together, so how each of us engages in the world today and …

Digital Citizenship

Connecting Through Story

<b>“Story is the basic unit of human understanding.”</b><p><i>– Drew Dudley, Day One Leadership.</i><p>We have been learning through story for thousands of years. Our …

How Students Helped to Discover the Relevancy of Poetry in the 21st Century

<b></b><i>This post is written by member Christopher Margolin.</i><p>Teachers tend to teach poetry because they feel it has supposed to be in the curriculum. They …

Continuous Impact & Growth: Checking in with DC’s Real World History

<i>Students share their thoughts on what makes Cosby Hunt’s Real World History program, one of the 2014 LRNG Innovators Challenge grantees, such a</i> …

The Power of Digital-Comic Therapy in Schools

An uptick in special-needs diagnoses among students has led educators to turn to an unlikely source for solace.<p>NEW YORK—Every day, the teenagers Jeremiah Aponte, Jasherah Nalls, and Paula Rodriguez squeeze into a small four-story building housing three schools and close to 1,700 students in the …

Education

How gaming in the classroom prepares children for life in a surveillance state

It’s well known that surveillance effects how we behave. A recent study on the issue showed that traffic to Wikipedia articles on controversial …

Surveillance

Technology vs. Communication

<b>I'm concerned. Worried. Technology is taking over. Technology, in and of itself, is not a bad thing! It's a valuable tool to acquire information and</b> …

An Unoriginal List of Teacher Interview Observations

{From a person who interviews teacher candidates}<p><b>It’s largely about “fit”</b>. When I was a kid, I acted in school productions. I learned very early on …

How Do Teachers Change Lives?

Filed Under<p>Student Voice<br>• Teacher Development<p>Share This Story<p>read later Bookmark<p>Comments Sign in or register to comment Follow Subscribe to comments …

Love and Books by Donalyn Miller

Posted by donalynm on May 7, 2017 in Reading Lives, Surprise Sunday | Leave a comment<p>Yesterday, Don, Sarah, and I drove three hours to Cedar Park …

9 Websites to Find Comics for Teaching and Learning

Comics are great for language learners of all ages. They break up the plot and language into frames. Comics also provide a setting and context for …

Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop for Students

<b>Page-to-Stage Writing Workshop: Awakening the Writer, Publisher, and Presenter in Every Student</b><br>By Kwame Alexander<br>(Scholastic, 2016 – Learn</i> …

Teaching

Helping Parents Understand Writing Workshop: Keep Learning Going Throughout the Summer

I love watching parents and children enjoying our town library during the summer months. There’s so much joy in reading together and selecting piles …

Writing