Posts tagged "technology"

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…

Three steps to become a digitally agile educator

A 21st century educational system must educate all students in the effective and authentic use of the technologies that permeate society to prepare them for the future. As part of this future, learners need opportunities to not only read, but also write the web. Despite the transformative possibilities associated with the inclusion of the Internet…

Global Youth in the Digital Age

This morning I'll have the opportunity to address educators at the 2013 PIER Summer Institute at Yale University. The theme of this year's Institute is Global Youth in the Digital Age. One of the key components in the materials and threads I've seen coming out of the Institute includes an understanding of the term "engagement." I…

Empowering Students in the Reader/Writer Nature of the Web #teachtheweb

TL;DR version: By employing a critical literacy perspective to "making" and Connected Learning, teachers and students can engage in activism & cyberactivism for the purposes of understanding and critiquing societal issues. In the second week of the Mozilla #teachtheweb MOOC we have been asked to consider Connected Learning in practice. The three principles of Connected Learning state…

Keynote at the Literacy and Learning Conference

I'll be presenting the friday keynote at the Literacy & Learning Conference on May 24th, 2013. The keynote and associated breakout session will focus on the Common Core State Standards and possible uses of new and digital literacies in instruction. Specifically, I'll be focusing on the Online Research and Media Skills Curriculum that I developed…