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How Teens Can Develop And Share Meaningful Stories With ‘The Moth’

Aleeza Kazmi endured her first identity crisis when she was 6 years old. It was during a first-grade art class, when she and her classmates were drawing self-portraits. Seeing herself as just like her white-skinned peers, Kazmi reached for the peach-colored oil pastel to fill in her face. Just then, her teacher intervened. “That’s not your color,” the teacher told her, and handed Kazmi a stubby brown crayon instead. “That was the first time I realized I wasn’t white like all my friends,” she said.

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Create Mind Maps in Google Drawings

In a webinar that I hosted last week I was discussing using mind maps to generate ideas for blog posts. Someone in the webinar asked for a demonstration so I opened Google Drawings and quickly put together a mind map of blog post ideas. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use the tools in Google Drawings to create mind maps.

Why I’m Optimistic About the Next Wave of Education Technology

Over the past 25 years, multiple waves of education technology and innovation have slowly washed into America’s schools and colleges. Along the way, innovators have often over-promised and under-delivered, causing many smart people to wonder if we’re now in a frothy bubble of irrational exuberance, most eloquently summarized by Audrey Watters in Hack Education, who worries that “education technology [merely] serves as a ’Trojan Horse’ of sorts, carrying... the ideology of Silicon Valley [into public schools].”

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Make Presentations & Workshops More Interactive & Fun With This

Here’s a fun idea for innovative educators who do workshops or presentations. When you want participants to share after they have turned and talked, use this random participant generator that also helps those in attendance learn fun facts about one another.

Who has worked in the field the longest? The shortest?
Where did you grow up? Go to college? 

In addition to being a fun

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Malos humos

Llevo tiempo mordiéndome la lengua ante ciertas actitudes hostiles de los profes que andan por la red. Como en los poemas de Machado, parece que hay dos Españas educativas, la de los partidarios de cambios profundos en la Escuela y la de los defensores de los métodos tradicionales. En esa dicotomía parece no haber término medio y tratar de encontrar una posición de equilibrio suele ser tarea

Stale Words and Hackneyed Ideas That Make Edtech Investors Cringe

If you go to startup pitch events, you’ve seen it happen:

An entrepreneur says something—something so naïve, egregious and hackneyed—that it makes the investors, along with educators who are now increasingly in the audience, physically cringe. As funders wince and squirm uncomfortably, some are thinking along the lines of: “How do I respond to this pitch genuinely without coming off like a jerk?”

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