Terry Heick

10 Things Public Education In America Is Getting Right

10 Things Public Education In America Is Getting Right While there are exceptions, public schools in America aren’t a paragon of progressiveness, innovation, or achievement. There are many factors that play into why, from the...The post 10 Things Public Education In America Is Getting Right appeared first on TeachThought.

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How Digital Platforms Are Disrupting Learning

Media is becoming increasingly digitized, and we learn through, among other processes, consumption of media. It makes sense then that digital platforms just might be changing the way learning happens. A “platform” can be defined...The post How Digital Platforms Are Disrupting Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

4 Principals Of Digital Literacy

Literacy Literacy is the ability to make sense of something, often generalized as the ability to read and write. In many ways, reading is reading, media is media, but in the same way a play...The post 4 Principals Of Digital Literacy appeared first on TeachThought.

14 Currencies For the Digital Learner

Currency is something of value, or something that represents value. Knowledge, gold, respect, or social media following all represent kinds of currency. And in 2012, it could be that the currencies in learning are changing....The post 14 Currencies For the Digital Learner appeared first on TeachThought.

The Relationship Between Confusion And Information

We love thisisindexed.com, a blog by Jessica Hagy, who uses quick visuals to express ideas. So what is the relationship between confusion and information? We must say, we agree.  The post The Relationship Between Confusion And Information appeared first on TeachThought.

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12 Things Digital Natives Want From A Library

Digital natives are different. (Well, I guess that depends on who you ask.) But even if we ditch the term digital natives and simply talk about students here and now in the 21st century, there...The post 12 Things Digital Natives Want From A Library appeared first on TeachThought.

12 Pros & Cons To BYOD In Education

Very few industries are unaffected by technology, and education is no different. But technology isn’t free. Bring Your Own Device is a logical response to the cost of technology implementation. But perhaps more critically, BYOD...The post 12 Pros & Cons To BYOD In Education appeared first on TeachThought.

Teaching Google Natives To Value Information

The usual term is a digital native–students born into our digital, connected, and uber-social world who have always had Wikipedia to ask questions, and Google to bail them out. There is nuance to this phenomenon...The post Teaching Google Natives To Value Information appeared first on TeachThought.

How To Create Learning Through Play

How To Create Learning Through Play We’ve talked before about the role of play in learning, and this is an idea that I’m becoming fascinated with. It’s also a bit of a tough nut to crack....The post How To Create Learning Through Play appeared first on TeachThought.

44 Better Ways To Use Smartphones In The Classroom

44 Better Ways To Use Smartphones In The Classroom by John Hardison first appeared on gettingsmart.com This week an online article grabbed my attention. Its title read “94 Percent of High School Students Using Cellphones...The post 44 Better Ways To Use Smartphones In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought.

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