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3 days ago
What an Honor to Be Honored with the NTLI Award
I’m honored to have learned I’ll be receiving the NTLI award from English Language Arts Teacher Education (ELATE) and the…
6 days ago
Can Artificial Intelligence Promote Inquiry? Stanford Professor Says Yes.
Paul Kim at Stanford University has been doing fascinating work around artificial intelligence and inquiry. Having just attended a talk…
2 weeks ago
What You Learn Reading 5 Million Books at Once
Something incredible happens when you read through machines. You can see things in texts you would be hard pressed to…
July 31, 2018
Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!
Every teacher should start what they are doing right now and watch this Ted talk by Arvind Gupta. Gupta demonstrates how…
July 26, 2018
An MIT Icon Breaks Down Why Kids Need to Learn to Code
Watch Mitch Resnick of MIT’s Media Lab explain why coding is important for children to learn today, what it is…
July 13, 2018
The Best Video About Data You’ll Likely See Today
The use of data in teaching and learning has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Driven in part by…
July 6, 2018
Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?
The term “machine learning” is becoming increasingly popular, but what is less often discussed is that machines don’t learn per…
June 18, 2018
You Can Geolocate Which Indigenous Peoples’ Land You Are Standing On Right Now.
One cannot change the past, but one can become more conscious of it. Eight years ago, I was invited to…
June 11, 2018
Explore the Words that Are Unique to Individual Hip-Hop Artists
As an English teacher, I always enjoyed compendia–those books that listed the number of times words appeared in other books.…
May 25, 2018
Behold, the Power and Beauty of Buttons!
We click on buttons all the time in the digital realm. But, the buttons we click on mask a dizzyingly…
May 22, 2018
All of Math in One Map? See For Yourself.
I love this visualization of how different fields in mathematics inter-relate. For both teachers and learners, representing a discipline this…
May 18, 2018
Teaching Computational Thinking with Stories of Electricity
Kids loves drama. Don’t fight it; embrace it. I recently developed this prototype project for elementary school students where they…
May 17, 2018
The 58 Minute Introduction to Algorithms by an Oxford Mathematician You’ve Been Waiting For
Nothing says nerd like desperately downloading a new BBC show about algorithms to one’s phone just before the subway goes…
May 16, 2018
Stop Teaching Computer Science. Start “Embedding” It.
I’ve said it before: if we are serious about teaching computer science in K-12 schools, we have to reimagine how…
May 9, 2018
Before You “Agree” with Terms of Service, Check Out this Art Installation
Whenever we–or our students–click on an “I Agree” button in response to a company’s Terms of Service (ToS), we are…
May 8, 2018
Love These Beautiful Retro Maps of Recent Education Data
Hats off to Nathan Yau at Flowing Data for this gorgeous collection of maps visualizing American educational statistics. Need to…