Posts by "wiobyrne"

Text tradeoffs as we move from print to pixel

At no point in our history has text, the basic units of literacy undergone so much transition. The fundamental elements of what constitutes "text" is modified as our world moves quickly from print to pixel. With this transition, much of the challenge exists not only with the rapidity with which this transition occurs, but with…

Examining your impressions

Many times in life, we unthinkingly accept our first impressions as true. We celebrate ourselves as thoughtful, critical, intelligent beings, and yet we don’t always use these capacities. It is essential that we distinguish the impressions we make on the world, and his these impact our choices and decisions. External impressions can be deceiving. What…

What is creativity?

Creativity has been discussed in various fields such as marketing, psychology, the arts, and education. We often conceptualize creativity in terms of products, creating new artifacts or ideas that are useful for a particular audience. Creativity can be a tough concept to think about. This post will provide as much context as possible. Usefulness &…

Embedding STEAM into K-8 classrooms

STEAM education is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life. It’s more fun than traditional learning styles and makes more sense to all types of learners because it is based on the natural ways that people learn and are interested in things. STEAM is an educational…