Technology Trends in the Classroom

Common Sense Education released their report “The common sense census: Inside the 21st-century classroom” in 2019. Their results were based on a survey of 1,200 US K-12 teachers to explore “what it takes to support teachers and prepare students as schools navigate the growing presence of technology.” The completed report breaks down how teachers, primarily … Continue reading “Technology Trends in the Classroom”


How Teachers Use Technology in Their Classrooms

Pencils? Check. Paper? Check. Whiteboard? Check. Technology? Big check. Today’s teachers are increasingly using technology in one form or another in their classrooms. In 2019, just before the pandemic hit, Common Sense Education released their report “The common sense census: Inside the 21st-century classroom.” They surveyed 1,200 K-12 educators to explore “what it takes to support … Continue reading “How Teachers Use Technology in Their Classrooms”


eLearning and Knowledge Acquisition

eLearning, while once a limited force in education, has moved into the mainstream, and is poised to become a leading part the future, in large part because of the necessity of remote instruction during the pandemic. Students are also becoming more immersed in the online environment outside of the classroom, with increasing social media outlets, … Continue reading “eLearning and Knowledge Acquisition”


Authors, Developing Words — Arthur C. Clarke

[Editor’s note: This post is part of a continuing series on how writers craft words to express their ideas and to connect with readers.] “The universe is not only stranger than we imagine, it’s stranger than we can imagine.” So said Arthur C. Clarke, pioneering scientist and one of the “Big Three” science fiction writers … Continue reading “Authors, Developing Words — Arthur C. Clarke”


The History of Writing and Reading – Part 21: Printing, Publishing, and Language Norms in the Digital Age

[Editor’s note: This is the twenty-second of an ongoing series that examines the rise of writing – and therefore reading – around the world. We will be looking at the major developments and forces that shaped the written languages we use today. Links to all the previous posts are listed at the end of this … Continue reading “The History of Writing and Reading – Part 21: Printing, Publishing, and Language Norms in the Digital Age”


Joumana Kalouch – Multilingual Teacher, Writer, and Avid Reader

[Editor’s note: This interview was conducted by Miriam Ruff, and it is the third installment in what will be a series of interviews about the different approaches people take to discover and learn new topics. It was lightly edited for clarity.] MR: We’re talking today with Joumana Kalouch, a multilingual teacher and avid reader, whom … Continue reading “Joumana Kalouch – Multilingual Teacher, Writer, and Avid Reader”


Interview with Sam Adams – Writer, Poet, and Avid Reader

[Editor’s note: This interview was conducted by Miriam Ruff, and it is the second installment in what will be a series of interviews about the different approaches people take to discover and learn new topics. It was lightly edited for clarity.] MR: We’re talking today with Sam Adams, a reader, writer, poet, and co-founder of … Continue reading “Interview with Sam Adams – Writer, Poet, and Avid Reader”


Interview with Joseph Silver – Norse Mythology Enthusiast and Avid Reader

[Editor’s note: This interview was conducted by Miriam Ruff on February 19, 2018, and it is the first installment in what will be a series of interviews about the different approaches people take to discover and learn new topics.] MR: We’re talking today with Joseph L. Silver, a comic artist, illustrator, avid reader, and Norse … Continue reading “Interview with Joseph Silver – Norse Mythology Enthusiast and Avid Reader”