The Netizen Campground

The Netizen Campground

I am certain that if your child were to ask permission to join a group for a camping trip you would make sure that you understood the details of the location, the journey, your child’s companions, and the background of their leaders before allowing your child to go...
Intellectual Engagement

Intellectual Engagement

What we should be attempting to develop in children is their Intellectual Engagement, because that will lead them to understand not just the What – the content – of their lesson, but the Why – the purpose behind their learning; especially figuring out what it...
Face the Future

Face the Future

We the People, can either continue with a head-in-the-sand attitude to our children’s future or wake up and face the fact that educational reform is probably the only thing that matters.  Which skills do we need our children to wield to combat misinformation, viruses,...
Stories Matter

Stories Matter

Amanda D’Annucci writes, “Stories can heal, stories can teach, stories can inspire, stories can enlighten, and stories can resolve.” With these words, she captures the power of storytelling perfectly. By using fMRIs, she has also proved that stories can fully engage a...
Questions, Questions, Questions

Questions, Questions, Questions

Questioning is the only active filter we have. Questioning makes us Infoliterate: a.k.a. discriminating consumers. Data are overwhelming children. In this age when data is doubling every few hours we need to know how to refine these raw data for insights, and turn...
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