eSports Are Here to Stay

An interesting thing has been happening in eSports recently: they’re getting taken seriously. After years—even decades—of high-level tournaments, thousand-dollar prize payouts turning into million dollar ones, and streaming sites such as Twitch giving tournaments like Evo a broadcast platform to … Read More

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Critical Thinking: A Culturewaves® Whitepaper

Problem: A world of aggregation and social media has conditioned us to accept crowd-sourced opinion as truth, and a blog as fact. We’ve learned to search, but not to discriminate. We’ve learned to ingest information, but our ability to research … Read More

Emerging Evidence: Pop Culture Curriculum

Education is taking advantage of popular culture in order to create interesting experiences for students. … Read More

Q315 Topic: Technology as a Teacher

Virtual Reality is entering the classroom, and we’re starting to discover the many applications for it. … Read More

Tagging Your Favorite Teachers

As we wrap up teacher appreciation week (yes, this week was teacher appreciation week fyi), I’d like to give kudos to this lovely campaign that uses tagging to express gratitude to your favorite teacher. It’s Facebook based, and teach.com uploaded … Read More

The Middle Class Want Their Food… Fast.

I came across a study that really challenged my perception about who eats fast food. I’ll go ahead and admit that if I was asked what demographic frequents fast food chains I would have guessed a lower socio-economic one. I’m … Read More

Humanizing The Sex-Worker

Stepping Stone is a Canadian advocacy group for sex workers, and they have launched a campaign to make people re-think their predjudice and stereotyping of sex workers. “In a new interview with Canada’s National Post, the nonprofit’s executive director says … Read More

Keeping Up With Digital Natives

My friend is doing a teaching degree so I forwarded him this infograph.  It kind of follows on from my last blog about kids and their ease with technology… aka “Digital Natives” He’s a “mature” student who has decided to … Read More

Play Starcraft II, For Your Degree

I’ve talked about the game a little bit before on here, in reference to video game addiction clinics in South Korea, because South Korea loves Starcraft, enough to have television shows devoted to it. In the USA however, that feeling has been somewhat watered down. It’s still loved, but we don’t treat the score leaders like national heroes. We do now, however, offer an honors degree in playing the game. … Read More

24 Hour Culture is Gaining Ground…..Again.

It’s 3am, do you know where your barber is? … Read More