CEE, I’m Ready

I am so excited to announce that I will start work at the Council for Economic Education. The Council for Economic Education’s (CEE) is the leading non-profit organization in the United States that focuses on personal finance and economic education for students K-12. By providing kids with the knowledge and vocabulary of money, they give them … Continue reading CEE, I’m Ready

Fake Me Out at Fake News Horror Show

Thank you for visiting our booth at Fake News Horror Show! Fake Me Out is a media-literacy web application designed for adult media consumers. Fake Me Out is a tool specifically designed for adult readers. Fake Me Out encourages users to take a step back from any information presented, analyze it carefully, and share their … Continue reading Fake Me Out at Fake News Horror Show

Mobile Learning Design Challenge

I created a media literacy web application this past fall semester at Teachers College, Columbia University. The graduate course, ORLD 5050  - Mobile Learning Design for Professional Growth, challenges students to develop a prototype of a mobile learning activity and rapidly conduct user-testing through out the semester.  By the end of the semester, I learned many valuable … Continue reading Mobile Learning Design Challenge

Instructional Mobile Games: Playing with Cognitive Load

Can children learn from playing a mobile game? The answer is yes. Every game teaches something, even tic-tac-toe! Yet, what sort of structure is needed to create a game that successfully teaches a student concepts without making them feel overwhelmed and frustrated with instructional learning materials? From an instructional design perspective, this is where Cognitive … Continue reading Instructional Mobile Games: Playing with Cognitive Load

Will Education Capitalize on Big Data?

Many educators are weary of using big data in the classroom. I can see why and empathize with many educators. Looking at the bigger picture, there are many decisions that need to be made about the fundamental use of big data by social and cultural researchers. Six provocations for Big Data, by Boyd and Crawford, examines quantitative … Continue reading Will Education Capitalize on Big Data?