Monthly Archives: May 2012

Students are capable of learning about Syria

I blogged back in February about working with my friend Ben Curran, to teach current events to his fifth grade students in Detroit, Michigan.  Ben, a phenomenal teacher at an urban charter school, is also one of the founders of … Continue reading

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iPhone plus QR codes = powerful learning

I got an iPhone two and a half weeks ago, and it’s my first smart phone.  It’s very cool.  Being able to check email on the go is quite useful, and having the ability to ask questions of Siri — … Continue reading

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Art (and basketball) from Khan Academy

I’m planning to use Khan Academy as a supplement to some math tutoring I’m doing this summer. It’s a phenomenal resource. While I was checking out the Khan Academy website, I decided to look at some of the non-math offerings. … Continue reading

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Give students more control

I just worked out while watching a great 18-minute TED Talk by Rory Sutherland, called Perspective is Everything. He’s a fun speaker, and it’s an entertaining talk about the power of marketing. My favorite image from the talk is this, … Continue reading

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