Tag Archives: creativity

A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words

The Creative Educator has published my fifth article in a series on effective project-based learning, A Good Prompt is Worth 1,000 Words. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy it! Previous articles in the series: What Makes a Good Project? Developing Projects That Endure The Genius of Print Less Us, More Them! A Good Prompt […]

Casey Neistat’s Excellent Adventure – 1 Million Views in 2 Days

“There is little in life that can take the place of experience.” – CMK 2012 guest speaker and filmmaker extraordinaire Last summer, the first guest speaker I secured for Constructing Modern Knowledge 2012 was filmmaker Casey Neistat. That was before he produced a witty film for the New York Times comparing his human assistant to […]

Choice, Duh!

Constructing Modern Knowledge 2011 ended just a few days ago and I’m exhausted, but in the words of David Letterman, “It’s a good kind of tired.” CMK 2011 stands as one of the highlights of my career. Not only was I able to create a productive learning environment for approximately 90 educators from Australia to […]

Summer Reading Recommendations from CMK 2010 Faculty

Summer Reading Suggestions Here is a list of suggested reading by written by CMK 2010 faculty or recommended by them. Whether you can join us July 12-15th or not, learning is a lifelong pursuit fueled by the powerful ideas and joy contained within the pages of the following books! James Loewen Constructing Modern Knowledge attempts […]

Creative Computing & the Case for Project-based Learning

A few nights ago, I led a webinar for old friends in the State of Victoria (Australia) as part of an online course/seminar/learning community focused on issues surrounding effective 1:1 computing. The course is called 1 to 1 Next Steps. My webinar was entitled, “Creative Computing and the Case for Project-based Learning.” You may now […]

Resources from CMK 2008

CMK 08 Selected Resources (updated regularly) Books recommended by Constructing Modern Knowledge Alfie Kohn resources Progressive Education: Why It’s Hard to Beat, But Also Hard to Find The Trouble with Rubrics Rethinking Homework Five Reasons to Stop Saying, “Good Job!” Fighting the Tests: A Practical Guide to Rescuing Our Schools Attrocious Advice from “Supernanny” Alfie […]