The App Generation

Dr. Katie Davis's session today at the Learning and the Brain Conference shared some of the findings and highlights from a book she wrote with Howard Gardner, The App Generation: How Today's Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy and Imagination. Because I misread the schedule, I showed up a bit late to the session, so my notes focus on the … Continue reading The App Generation


Writing for Publication with Students

Independent School magazine has just posted an article I wrote with two students in last year's blended learning US history class as a Fall 2011 online feature. It's entitled "Learning Differently- and Deeply: Reflections on a Blended Learning Class". Writing an article with students for publication was a challenging and rewarding process. We tried several … Continue reading Writing for Publication with Students

Role Reversal

On Monday, I'm doing one of the Ignite-style (20 slides in 5 minutes) presentations for the NCAIS 21st Century Teacher Academy. I thought about doing the presentation on Socratic Seminars I've used before, but I decided to put together a new presentation based on some of the things I talked about at the New Literacies … Continue reading Role Reversal

When They Don’t Care (About What You Care About)

My high school students are working on their final projects examining a shift in US history. They're digging into primary and secondary sources, creating timelines, drafting papers, conducting interviews, and planning learning experiences for the whole class. They choose a wide range of areas of focus for their projects, and I've seen many of them come … Continue reading When They Don’t Care (About What You Care About)