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Should Students Really Never Use Wikipedia?

What follows is a selection from my eBook single Teaching The Research Paper. The Truth About Wikipedia Most teachers have this notion that Wikipedia can be edited by anyone and is therefore unreliable and full of made up facts. While it’s true that Wikipedia isn’t...

Instructional Technology Done Right

Increasingly, I seem to run across articles whose message is "don't use technology solely for the sake of using technology." What I see less often are examples of what well executed technology integration actually looks like. Here's one such example: Let's Peel Back...

The Progress Report Is Live

I'm happy to announce that after nearly a year of talking about doing it, my colleague, Brian Whalen, and I finally produced a podcast. We've Launched In this our first episode, Brian and I discuss what we hope to achieve by producing a podcast, we explain who we're...

5 Reasons I Participate In Twitter Discussions

Every first and third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm CST, I participate in a discussion on Twitter with fellow business teachers from all over the country. We follow a Q1/A1 format and tag every tweet with #busedu. Most of us use Tweet Deck to follow and add to the...

What About Trust?

I love podcasts. They're like reading, but without all of the work. Podcasts Listening to podcasts like StartUp, The Fizzle Show, Serial, The Pitch, and The James Altucher Show has completely transformed the way I look at housework, exercise, and traffic. I don't...

Stop Forcing Your Students To Blog, Do This Instead

In this post, I'm going to make a case AGAINST student blogging and suggest, what I believe to be, a superior alternative instead. What Blogs Were Supposed To Do For Students Blogs were supposed to offer students a platform upon which they could share their thoughts,...

The Internet’s Own Boy

This documentary is fascinatingly interesting, heartbreaking, and amazingly well done. The Internet's Own Boy Brief Review The Internet's Own Boy portrays the incredible life and tragic death of Aaron Swartz who is best known for founding Reddit.com and for his...

Sell Your By-Products

I first stumbled upon the notion of selling your by-products when I read Rework by the guys from Basecamp. Sell Your By-Products Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, the co-founders of Basecamp and authors of Rework, explain that in the early days at the Ford...

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