Last March I used that quote from Dr. Jason Ohler to sum up his presentation at MACUL. Believe me, there was plenty to quote, but that one really resonated with me. Think back on your own education and you will probably remember teachers and projects that sparked your imagination and tickled your creativity a lot more than the fine tests and good grades you got. That’s why we think digital storytelling is such a good tool to employ with students. Of course, you don’t have to just take my word for it. Jason is this month’s featured EdTech Connect speaker at 7p.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 17th. Drop in and hear Jason tell his own story in his own words.
And if science is your thing, the Science Channel’s Dr. Michio Kaku is the featured speaker on this Wednesday’s Discovery Connect at noon EST. This is a great way to connect your students to the real world of science and scientific thinking. Michio is a down to earth scholar who can make even the most difficult theories accessible to the rest of us. And, he is a pretty good figure skater also. Come to think of it, Jason skates, too. I’ll have to try to get this pair o’ docs (yes, I admit to toying with using “paradox” somehow in this post’s title) in an ice rink together some time.