In a recent article by the BBC, Are Computers Making Our Lives Too Easy?, author Tom Chatfield raises some important questions as he interviews Nicholas Carr – questions that are not new, but are as important to contemplate as ever. When the question is raised, “Will computers remove the need for people?”, Carr responds with […]

Distraction, Boredom, or Connected?

There is much talk about how kids (and adults!) are distracted by their digital devices simply because the learning is boring or not relevant… that if we only make it more engaging they won’t be checking their smartphones… that it is no different than doodling “old school style” with pencil and paper.  I disagree. True, […]

Creating Perplexity

Dan Meyer gives this fantastic keynote at CUE 2014. Honestly, it is one of the best keynotes that I have heard in a long time where learning and technology are concerned. He cuts to the chase and lays out what really makes learning contagious, interesting, meaningful… and couples effective pedagogy with technology in a very […]

Did You Know 7.6

Did you know… …that Wayne Knight, the star from Seinfeld and Jurassic Park, died the other day in a terrible car crash? Did you know that Courtney Love Found Missing Malaysian Flight 370? Did you know that Justin Bieber Is Going To Be A Father – Selena Gomez Pregnant With Twins? Did you know that the Orange Church […]