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Why I Would Never Go Back to Offline Teaching

Posted by on Jun 19, 2014 in Making The Shift, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 2 comments

“Now that I’ve set up my classroom collaboratively, I cannot imagine returning to a non-collaborative environment,” says online educator Smadar Goldstein. “And whether you’re teaching from thousands of miles away or sharing a physical space with your students, an online component can provide unique shared learning opportunities.”

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Plagiarism vs. Collaboration on Education’s Digital Frontier

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Making The Shift, The How of 21st Century Teaching, Voices, Web Tools That Deepen Learning | 24 comments

Perhaps, writes school-based technology leader Jennifer Carey, instead of focusing our concerns on technology as a wonderful aid to plagiarizers, we should focus on its ability to foster creativity and collaboration, and then ask ourselves (we are the clever adults here) how we can incorporate those elements in our teaching and assessment.

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