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Stories by Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms

Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms

Technology has abstracted the educational sphere in the way it has abstracted all other aspects of our lives. Pencils and paper have given way to the more amorphous cloud-based computing, kids are presenting more with Prezi than on poster boards, and work can be turned in online instead of in-hand.

November 7, 2014 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters
Digital Natives Looking to Unplug, Connect

Digital Natives Looking to Unplug, Connect

Make a prediction: how would you think a student today would answer these questions? If you were creating a classroom, what would it look like?

September 12, 2013 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

What's So Hard about Research?

We are told that the students that we teach are “digital natives.” This term implies that from the time they were born, technology has played such a large part in students’ lives that they know no other way.

June 19, 2013 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

Research in the Digital Age: It s More Than Finding Information...

The Role of Research in the Digital Age We all know that the Internet has led to an explosion of available information. When students search for information about a topic, they are met with a plethora of articles, from both credible and non-credible resources.

May 2, 2013 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

So Long, Academic Dead Zones

When we were in school, there were certain moments that were considered to be learning dead zones. For us, these were times when a teacher showed a movie, or when other students were presenting their own book reports or science projects that we were not so interested in.

March 11, 2013 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

Tweet to Learn

@thomascmurray: I learn more on Twitter in one week than I did in ANY grad course, which by the way, I paid for. Who's with me? #edtech #edchat #satchat @sjunkins: Twitter is everything a teachers lounge should be...

January 24, 2013 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

Being a Digital Native Isn't Enough

I never realized how hard it would be to limit my toddler’s screen time. Despite my efforts, he has developed a proficiency with my iPhone that is, as far as I can tell, standard for his peers.

August 28, 2012 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

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