STEM

Why Poetry and STEM are Not So Far Apart

Etymology is often my go-to inspiration source for looking at things differently.  Big ups to Merriam-Webster for this etymological gem…

What Companies Do With Kids’ Data

A thoughtful, provocative, and well-informed essay about the commodification of data in education, courtesy of Audrey Waters. It happened to…

Is Personalization the Key to Equitable and Just Education?

Jim Shelton heads what is poised to be one of the most influential organizations in education reform in the coming…

Seeing Transaction Theory

Louise Rosenblatt’s visualization depicting the relationship between efferent and aesthetic readings is really powerful. What does it mean when we…

A Poet’s Catalog of Plant Life

I love most things that blur the line between the sciences and the arts, and I can always count on…

Mapping Our Fears

On a recent trip to Dublin, I saw this wonderful blend of qualitative and quantitative expression. I stopped and stared…

A history of CS Education…

What a worthwhile read in which a communications PhD candidate historicizes the current emphasis on computer science education. I don’t…

Are Cubicles the New Classroom? Maybe.

There is a lot of talk about the value of personalized and blended learning.  But what does it really mean?…

Sal Khan on How Video Can Transform Education

I do a lot of work at the intersection of technology and education.  In fact, one could argue that all…

Pay Science and Math Teachers More? Maybe.

Some areas are K-12 teaching are harder to staff than others.  Just ask any school principal you know.  It’s really…

Why to Approach Coding as a Composition Practice

Listen to my discussion with Dr. Ian O’Byrne on why we have to approach software and coding as a form…

And this is How to Teach Writing in Science Class

I used to do a project with my 9th grade English students where they’d rap literary critiques of Chaucer’s Canterbury…

Neil deGrasse Tyson on How to Nurture Scientific Literacy. Curious?

Neil deGrasse Tyson often has something interesting to say about whatever question it is that is posed to him.  In…

Technolo-gee-what-the-heck-is-that?

Whenever we talk about technology in education, there seems to be an air of mystique and inevitability that emerges.  I…

No Math Drills When Learning Arithmetic, Says 1913 Textbook

In an age of increased accountability, standards, and testing, some teachers have felt pressure to resort to skill and drill…

Cake is the Secret to Math? Yes.

When you combine a professor of pure mathematics with dessert recipes, you get Dr. Eugenia Cheng’s fantastic crusade to make…
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