There’s a Golden Rule when it comes to creating or reinventing a learning environment: The environment’s design must support student engagement.
Sounds easy enough, but educators must be aware of the pitfalls – like incorporating technology into the environment and then focusing…
Adult coloring books are the latest fad for a stressed out workforce looking to zone out with some easy creativity. Before that, it was smashbooking, or the craft of randomly layering photos, mementos and memories into a notebook on the spot. The recent Bible journaling trend isn’t as messy…
So you want to try flipped learning but don’t know where to begin? One subject that lends itself well to the adjusted pace and additional practice time that flipping offers is math.
In fact, one expert calls flipping math “the world’s biggest no-brainer.”
As more schools go 1:1 and embrace bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiatives, the need to teach students — and educators — about digital citizenship is intensifying. In fact, the U.S. Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) and the Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act emphasize the…
What could your students learn if you took them to the Great Wall of China? To the bottom of the ocean? To Mars? Or inside the human body?
With advancements in virtual reality (VR) technology, it’s not only possible to experience such places in precise 3D detail, it’s…
This is an updated version of a post that published on June 24, 2014.
As maker education gains steam, many educators are looking for ways to incorporate making and tinkering into…
Four years ago, before the concept of flipped learning really took off, I wrote a blog post about flipping the elementary classroom. It resonated with a lot of people, and to this day it is one of the most-read blog posts…
Have you ever taught a science lesson on animal adaptations and wished you could show something more compelling than a photograph or labeled diagram in a textbook? Have you dreamed of teaching about fragile coral reef ecosystems by going for a dive and really looking closely at these…