Monthly Archives: June 2017

What are the compelling arguments both for and against computer coding in schools?

Overview In one of his most famous quotes, Steve Jobs said, “everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer…it teaches you how to think.” In our increasingly device-oriented world, this narrative seems both logical and compelling. Coding … Continue reading

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Design an object for the “Internet of Things”

What is the “Internet of Things”? We carry smart phones to communicate and navigate, wear Fitbits to track our steps, have smart appliances that inventory our food. ┬áThere are onsies that monitor our infant’s breathing, heart rate, and body temperature. … Continue reading

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Exploring Digital Citizenship

For this assignment, I was tasked with comparing three models for digital citizenship. I chose to approach this prompt from the perspective of education by researching three organizations that are attempting to teach digital citizenship to school-aged students. Here are … Continue reading

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What is the pedagogy behind a Maker Space? What are the benefits to students?

Some background There is a “new” teaching best-practice sweeping the nation. This practice, known as “Maker Space,” is, “a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build” (Edcause 2013). Maker spaces are … Continue reading

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Where Are You Now?: What is Digital Citizenship

The question of, “what is digital citizenship,” is a fairly complicated one. If we break the term down, the word “digital” suggests something to do with numbers, and by connection the internet. The word “citizenship” is a bit more complicated, … Continue reading

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