Using Digital Tools to Preserve and Share Historic Spaces and Traditions

Yesterday, three members of the Hekademia and Virtual High School teams had the privilege of visiting Cranbrook, a private K-12 school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. This school is set in a 320-acre National Historic Landmark campus and has been described as “the most enchanted and enchanting setting in America.” The grand campus is full of … Continue reading Using Digital Tools to Preserve and Share Historic Spaces and Traditions

Part Three: Online Tools to Support Critical Thinking

You may be asking yourself: what technology is best suited to facilitating open dialogue and critical thinking for my students? In the third and final post of this blog series, I felt it was important to give you specific information regarding tools that can be used to facilitate curiosity, engagement, reflection, and all of the … Continue reading Part Three: Online Tools to Support Critical Thinking

Student Engagement: Creating Effective Multimedia Content for the Online Learning Environment

Keeping up with the latest technical advancements for use in classrooms has posed numerous challenges for educators to overcome. However, these new approaches have created a seemingly infinite number of new ways for tech-savvy teachers to engage their students. Students have unlimited access to high-quality, engaging online content, whether it be at home or on … Continue reading Student Engagement: Creating Effective Multimedia Content for the Online Learning Environment

Avoiding Our Blind Spots with Multidisciplinary Collaboration

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on three inspiring ideas that came out of Brightspace’s FUSION conference in Orlando, Florida. The three ideas were: The Importance of Creative Courage Multidisciplinary Collaboration is the Future of Innovation The Slow Hunch vs. The Eureka Moment I would like to take a moment now to elaborate … Continue reading Avoiding Our Blind Spots with Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Let’s Start a Collabor-nation!

The science of mathematics has developed through collaboration. Every theorem, statement, and axiom builds upon the work that other mathematicians have done. With this in mind, new theorems that we develop today relate to the work mathematicians have done across time, back to the earliest mathematician, Euclid, who documented his calculations. If humans had not collaborated, … Continue reading Let’s Start a Collabor-nation!