The Internet is an amazing resource for people of all ages. A solid awareness of Information Fluency coupled with a sense of good digital citizenship will keep any Web user on the straight and narrow. But what about beginners?
When you enter Dr. Lou Lahana’s Tech Cafe at PS/MS 188, you aren’t entering a classroom with a teacher preparing students for the future. Instead, you enter a space where social activists are working hard doing the real work of m aking the world a better place today addressing causes about which they are passionate.
Spread the loveGiven the opportunity to take notes by hand or on the computer, most students choose the latter. After all, modern technology offers plenty of benefits for writers. The digital writing workspace is convenient for several reasons. A single laptop or tablet can hold all the books and materials a student needs.
Levels of Understanding: Learning That Fits All: Learn how to develop a framework to support creating homework or practice to meet the needs of all learners. (Edutopia, 2015) Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing: Discover how one chemistry teacher uses incremental learning goals, formative assessments, and differentiation to inspire students to work hard and reach their potential.
Have you ever wondered if the internet is making us stupid? We now have instant access to an enormous amount of information – but is it encouraging shallow thinking? Click here to read Impact’s article on digital learning platforms versus digital learning processes.
I was honoured with an invitation to speak at Michael Fullan’s conference on New Pedagogies for Deep Learning: Engage the World to Change the World, in Vancouver in April 2018. Apart from the terror this created for me, as Michael is such a giant in the field, it has provided me with the opportunity to think about his equity hypothesis.
Commentary Technologies such as artificial intelligence, robotics, and biotech are redefining what it means to be human-and employable. Jobs are disappearing as automation replaces the need for people. New occupations are emerging that demand competencies that can transfer across the multiple assignments workers will experience in their lives.