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The Power of Hands-On Simulations to Push Critical Thinking

I’ve been exploring this idea of “vintage learning” all month. It’s a simple idea. Sometimes the best way to look forward is to look back. Some of our most innovative lessons are actually low-tech.  Two students in my social studies pedagogy class chose an area that they knew students would find confusing and maybe even a […]

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Why Duct Tape and Cardboard Might Be a Better Option than a 3D Printer

This is the third post in a series on vintage learning.  A few days ago, I met Manuel Herrera at MORENet. He has an amazing maker space where students engage in creative thinking on a daily basis. It’s a bastion of creativity and wonder and his passion for it is contagious. However, as we talked […]

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Ten Vintage Ideas to Spark Innovation in Your Classroom

I love how everything that people mocked as being “outdated” is now coming back. “Don’t lecture. It’s horrible,” people said. Now it’s, “Hey, we have a TEDx Event at our school.” People mocked non-techie projects and now it’s “we really need hands-on Maker Spaces. Maybe we should have some cardboard and duct tape.” We went from […]