It is impossible to turn be an active internet user and not have heard the term Fake News, in the past months it has become a catchphrase for the US president, and it has echoed around all the corners of the media, from the newspaper to the newsfeed. What we have to realize is that […]Read more "Fighting Fake news in the Classroom and at Home."
It happens to the best of us. One day you are it with the crowds, the next you are outdated. Somehow that seems to be accelerating, every day a new thing comes up, either a gadget (you mean they can really print an organ?) or an App (so, why is it a big thing to have […]Read more "It’s never too late"
To create a special room for a machine I had never used I had to play for a while with it. I definitely learned a lot in that process, here are a couple things I learned: 1. It is all about the base: The first thing I realized was that 99.9999% of the issues I encountered […]Read more "What I learned playing with a 3D Printer"
The use of humor in the classroom is a necessity, I know educators are not stand up comedians and our job is not to entertain but to teach, but I am not talking only about flat out knock knock jokes type of humor, but an optimistic feeling of openness to create a “lighter” and more […]Read more "Teaching with Humor in Mind"
Designing a space for a machine you have never used, or even worse seen in your life was a surreal experience. The first thing we had to do was play with the 3D printer to really understand all the things we needed for the room, and oh did we learn some things! We used “Design […]Read more "3D Printing: Maker Space"
I will start this post with a disclaimer: I am using the term “industrial era schooling” and “Factory Model education” as a rhetorical instrument and it is in no way an accurate account of western history, the history of our educational systems and methods is very rich and diverse one, and has come a long […]Read more "Digital Citizenship"
Smartphones and Social Media are often blamed for making us antisocial and ruining the way we live, but there is another side that many fail to see.Read more "Stop saying Social Media is Bad"