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Teaching Digital Students Non-Digital Things

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As Facebook Seeks To Supersede The Internet Itself, What Are The Lessons?

As Facebook Seeks To Supersede The Internet Itself, What Are The Lessons? by TeachThought Staff Social media has done a lot of things, from connecting long lost friends (whether or not they wanted to be connected), to somehow convincing your mother to share memes and gif animations as ironic responses in a threaded facebook ‘conversation.’ […]

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Should Sandbox Learning Be The Future Of Education?

Should Sandbox Learning Be The Future Of Education? by Terry Heick Two decades into the 21st century, highly-structured, formal learning environments may have run their course. If nothing else, they have a pronounced limp and awkward speech patterns that students are increasingly finding, well, academic. In many ways, the internet was the catalyst for this. […]

Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs?

Why Are Schools So Bad At Preparing Students For Modern Jobs? by TeachThought Staff If schools are supposed to be training the workers of the future, the growing consensus is that most of them are not doing a very good job of it. In a trend that seems long overdue, technology-based companies are increasingly turning […]

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Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom

Continuous Learning In The 21st Century Classroom contributed by Felicia Zorn Students who are nurtured in a blended learning environment develop the skills and necessities to experience college and career success. When exposed to digital, personalized instruction, students are allowed to explore and expand their talents and interests. We are forging a generation capable of […]

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This Is The World Teachers Must Adapt To

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years by Terry Heick Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning. This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can leave teaching—as a craft—wide-eyed and nonplussed in response. Worse, those outside the bubble of education […]

12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education

12 Ideas That Will Probably Break Education by Terry Heick As education changes, it depends primarily on internal catalysts for that change. That is, the ‘things’ that change it are on the ‘inside’ of that system itself, most notably data, assessment, PLCs, and running a distant fourth, technology. It’s interesting that technology is among the least […]

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Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen

Stop Defining Learning By The Technology Used To Make It Happen by Terry Heick Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the bone. If your time to you Is worth savin’ Then you better start swimmin’ Or […]

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The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too

The World Is Changing; Let Schools Change, Too by Terry Heick Schools, as we know them, are dying. Shopping, as we know it, is dying. While both are obvious, one loss seems to breed opportunity while the other makes us hold on for dear life. Why? First, some context. Nestled between the perceived ‘old way’ […]
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Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship

Why Every Classroom Should Teach Digital Citizenship by Paul Barnwell, Teacher of English & Digital Media Students buzzed about the latest uproar on Instagram. Anonymous sources had posted a “questionable”–and NSFW–list for multiple public schools in our city on Instagram, leading to distraught girls, viral Twitter reactions, and an investigation. This type of cyberbullying and reckless use […]

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