A new year is upon us and so will be the hype factory that kicks off with CES and never seems to end. We’ll take a stab at the big technology themes in 2019 as well as a few that may make you vomit by this time next year.
Summing up the spirit of skeptical inquiry, physicist Richard Feynman once said, “I would rather have questions that can’t be answered than answers that can’t be questioned.” I believe we are in danger of such an unchallenged orthodoxy which threatens to diminish the debate on a vital question: how to improve education in Africa.
For those of you using Chromebooks in their instruction, the chart below is a great resource to keep handy. The chart is based on insights collected from Chromebook Help.
Critical thinking is a disruptive cognitive process that explores alternative ways of thinking about something with the purpose of uncovering silent and untold meanings. Critical thinkers do not settle with the obvious and the taken for granted. They always delve into the deep layers of meaning and engage in profound intellectual altercations to formulate a better and holistic understanding.
5 Levels Of Student Engagement: A Continuum For Teaching by Terry Heick Years ago, I worked with a school in Kentucky that had adopted Phil Shlechty’s “Working on the Work” framework. The idea behind Shlechty’s framework is, in short, to focus on the work that students do, and the systems that produce that work.
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.