#Authentic: Getting Gritty in Education

I'm reading the book Quit Point, by Adam Chamberlin and Svetoslav Matejic. In this book, the authors talk about the factors that affect a shut down of learning and growing in students in the classroom and how to overcome them.  I'm enjoying the read, reflecting on when I've seen the various behaviors in the classroom, …

#Authentic: Non-Googleable Questions and the Perfect Quiz

One of the great concerns teachers have had as we add more technology to our curriculum is finding a way to avoid plagiarism and cheating while completing assignments.  The plagiarism thing is a topic unto itself, but there is a way to prevent cheating on quizzes and tests that also forces students to raise their …

#Authentic: Millennial Parents, Their Children & the Future of Learning

My website is hosted by GoDaddy, which every now and again, posts blog articles that really make my brain explode.  An article on how millennials are preparing their children to have an online presence  speaks to how differently the mindset is between Millennials and Gen Xers* regarding creating an online presence for their children. Check out …

#Authentic: OERs and the Death of the Textbook

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In the 20th century and earlier, the standard method of gathering information and learning a subject was to open a textbook and read to gain knowledge.  The bigger the book, the larger the perception of more knowledge to be gained.  In your average classroom/course, the majority of what you learned about a subject came from …

#Authentic: Twitter Chat Overdrive: Hootsuite and TweetDeck for Beginners

In my last post, I challenged my readers (all 4 of you, j/k) to find a Twitter Chat to lurk on.  Hope that experience went well for you.  If you zoned it and never had the experience, let's try again this week to hang out with other educators, ok?  You may discover you like two …