• May 9, 2021

Tags : education

Op-Ed: Every District Should Offer Students Online Classes

Recently, I attended the graduation of my step daughter from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design (RMCAD) near Denver. She graduated Magna Cum Laude. Yea, I got smart kids. Even my blended ones. The ceremony was small, as was expected from a school like RMCAD, but one thing during the ceremony struck me […]Read More

Op-Ed: Teacher Appreciation Week Needs to Go Beyond BOGO

Another May, another teacher appreciation day, week, or month, depending on who you ask. With the celebration came a slew of companies that were quick to jump on the “We Support Our Teachers” bandwagon. Typically, these businesses “supported” teachers by offering everything from a BOGO (Buy One Get One) deal for giant burritos (Chipotle) to […]Read More

Op-Ed: Lack of Critical Thinking by Students and the Media.

A recent piece on a local news station depicted the supposed problem of “milky” water coming from a water fountain at a local high school. Indeed, a semi-viral video was taken that shows what appears to be the suspect water with some kind of white substance, flowing into someone’s receiving hands. “This is what y’all are drinking?” […]Read More

Op-Ed: The Definition of An Expert Has Changed While You

I really like Marco Torres. I first saw Marco at any event that Apple put on an 2005 for El Paso educators. Marco made a name for himself by teaching, while incorporating technology, to students that most other teachers would give up on, in a school that could best be described as a 5000 student, low […]Read More

Op-Ed: We Need To Treat All of Education As If

Have you ever heard of the app “PhotoMath?” PhotoMath allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet to write out a math problem, point their device at it, take a picture, and the app will solve the problem, step by step, in less than 5 seconds. From simple math to calculus and everything in between. Check out […]Read More

Op-Ed: What’s Your Mindset?

In 1998, a group of professors at Beloit College in Wisconsin created a list of experiences that the incoming freshmen class had always had in their lives that their professors may or may not have known about. The idea, first thought up by Dr. Ron Nief, was to provide a way for professors to understand […]Read More

Op-Ed: You Can Do This With Technology

Whenever you hear someone say that laptops or tablets in education are just “gizmos” just give them this list and ask: How many of these things can students do without tech? See a van Gogh so close up you can see the individual brushstrokes. Dissect a frog without hurting any frogs. Talk to an astronaut on the International […]Read More

Op-Ed: Heroic Perspectives

Perspective and point of view are some things that are sorely lacking in much of our student’s educational experience. The ability to see a topic from more than one person’s viewpoint is essential for students to make informed decisions. Daily, we see in the news adults who cannot for the life of them see another […]Read More

Op-Ed: Things Parents Can do to Help Kids with Ed

In many school districts in the area, students are returning to classrooms that not only have traditional textbooks, but also some kind of digital device. Some districts are giving students low end Chromebooks, while others are deploying higher quality laptops like MacBooks, while others are handing out iPads. Whatever the device, there are a few […]Read More