As we barrel on into the 21st century, the educational landscape seems to notice a lack of engagement in our current students. From content that feels disconnected from students’ daily lives to outdated modes of presentation, engagement (in an intuitive sense) seems to be the main struggle for educators. Many educators have proposed solutions to this problem, but one method has been gaining ground in classrooms throughout the nation: gamification.
The internet can be overwhelming at times. This is the understatement of the year, but with all of the information available at our fingertips, many writers, publications, and websites have to fight to catch the attention of the all-consuming cyber public. At the forefront of this fight is the explosion of the multi-media storytelling, a ubiquitous format that is transforming how we read and consume content.Read More »
As I mentioned in my last post, being a part of “the Internet Generation” means that I have had a lot of experience with social media in my personal and professional life. In studying to become an educator, I have spent a considerable amount of time thinking about how the social media I use is going to effect our teaching environments, and how it can be proactively integrated in the classroom, rather than being tacked on arbitrarily. Keeping these ideas in mind, I decided to analyze two of my most used (and very popular) social media tools, and formulate some opinions on how they can best be used in the classroom.Read More »
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