My Students Don’t Like Group Work

My Students Don’t Like Group Work

Editor’s Note: Today we’re revisiting an old favorite on group work. At the bottom of the article, you’ll find links to additional articles on designing effective group work assignments. Students don’t always like working in groups. Ann Taylor, an associate professor of chemistry at Wabash College, had a class that was particularly vocal in their opposition.

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t

What Project-Based Learning Is – and What It Isn’t

Screenshot/High Tech High The term “project-based learning” gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they’re learning. Teachers might add projects meant to illustrate what students have learned, but may not realize what they’re doing is actually called “project-oriented learning.”

7 Elite Secrets To Focusing In An Age of Distraction

7 Elite Secrets To Focusing In An Age of Distraction

In the first 11 minutes of trying to write this article, I checked email three times, spotted a note that prompted me to set in motion another task before writing, then saw another message reminding me I had forgotten to pay for something and so logged into to do so, then remembered I wanted to transfer money from my business checking into my personal checking, did that, and then I finally closed the email and all my different bank browsers and got down to writing.

There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

There’s Nothing Personal About Big Tech and Education

“When we talk about change - when we tell stories about technological change - we must consider how technologies, particularly modern technologies like computers, emerged from a certain history, from certain institutions; how technologies are as likely to re-inscribe traditional practices as to alter them.” - Audrey Watters Audrey Watters’ recent talk, “Education Technology as the ‘New Normal'”, is a cautionary tale about the forces behind digital technologies in education.