One URL shortener to rule them all: Goo.gl

Here’s one way to save time and space in your next professional development (PD) session: Use the only URL shortener that generates a QR code at the same time! For teachers, students and presenters in BYOD or mixed-device environments (say, at a conference, etc.) a URL shortener as well as a QR generator are the Read More …

Project Citizen: infographics as a 21st century skill for public policy

This week, we launched a modified, PBL version of Project Citizen, which aims to have “participants learn how to monitor and influence public policy. In the process, they develop support for democratic values and principles, tolerance, and feelings of political efficacy.”  In the past, this project has gone really well at my school.  Students use the Read More …

structured group time + authentic audience = spawn of impromptu student debates

I’ve got over 30 recorded minutes of an un-prompted, un-facilitated (probably more like 45+ minute) student debate that spawned out of my classroom today.  I only interacted to wave at a voice recorder that I set down at the table.  I noticed that something had started as one group turned around to talk to another Read More …