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How Does Tech Redefine us?

Everyone knows that change is upon us. The award-winning San Jose Mercury News is in the heart of Silicon Valley, and it reports on tech with the assurance of veterans who know what is happening and why. It does more than cover the news; it analyzes the deeper trends that give rise to the news.

This important 8-part series transforms our cultural explosion into a compelling story full of humor, dilemmas and insight. It provides an extremely well balanced analysis of technology's impact on our culture and habits. Each article stands on its own.

Time Gratification Knowledge Convenience
Relationships Privacy Fame Consequences
How Tech Redefines Us

 

Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS)

Keep it HOT in the classroom. This animation captures the spirit of the explosive impact of apps on thinking and learning.


Here is a really cogent insight into the relationships of Common Core, higher order thinking, and international competitiveness. This Superintendent has something to say.

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Edutopia's Five-Minute Film Festival.

Education World's Top 25 Ed Blogs

Apple in Education

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