In this series we explore Powerful Learning, a set of principles to guide educators designing learning experiences that engage the hearts and minds of learners and incorporate technology in ways that contribute to closing the Digital Learning Gap.
The guideline that I followed while designing this framework for curricula was to keep it as simple as possible. Previous iterations of this framework had vast amounts of complexity in order to “perfectly” deal with the vast amount of information that comes with lifelong learning.
Skills define us. They are what make us useful and productive. They are the foundation of our achievements. On our death bed, it is our s…
From a drafting board to Autocad, from a legal pad to a tablet, from eight-track tapes to downloads, my 40-year career spanned the information age from beginning to end. As monumental as those changes have been, my granddaughter may see an order of magnitude more change in her life.
Today, students have more homework than the generations of students before them. They also have plenty of distractions in and out of the classroom like social media, social media marketers , online gaming and online streaming. With countless distractions and piling assignments, holding students’ attention in the classroom can be challenging.
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.