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About Benjamin J Sheridan

Instructional designer at the University of Kentucky.

Design Thinking Hangout with Dr. John Nash

I’ve been a fan of Design Thinking ever since I was introduced to it by Dr. John Nash a couple years ago. You can read a bit more about that experience here. Fast forward a couple years and I am now … Continue reading

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Should We Be So Focused on Sending Kids to College?

I have been a total slacker on the blogging front! Our last COETAIL Cast (#25!!) was just the motivation I needed to get a post out. Lately I’ve been thinking about this idea of pushing everyone to go to college. I’m … Continue reading

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Schools Are Not a One Trick Pony

The other day I ran into a gentleman who is one of the administrators at the school my two boys will attending next year. I introduced myself and let him know my boys would be attending the school he works … Continue reading

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So What Is So Great About Finland’s Education System?

Right now I’m full tilt into the first semester of my doctoral studies here at the University of Kentucky. I am studying educational leadership and technology. It’s pretty cool. Right now I’m taking a class where we are looking at … Continue reading

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Your Best Idea X 100

When I was at the 2013 Apple ADE institute in Bali we all began work on a “One Best Thing” iBook (link launches iTunes). At the time I didn’t really grasp the idea and sort of passed it off as … Continue reading

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Back in the US…S…S…A

My family and I have relocated back to the good ole USA. I’ve enrolled in an educational leadership and technology PhD program at the University of Kentucky here in Lexington, KY. So far I really like it. I’ve thought about … Continue reading

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Full Tilt Into Design Thinking

This past week I was lucky enough to participate in four days of Design Thinking workshops given by the University of Kentucky DLab (ukydlab) director John Nash. In addition to myself, the people who participated in these four days were; … Continue reading

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Stop Motion Remix Examples

My kindergarten students made a stop motion movie that they shared with the world (which you can read about here). They asked people to take the video that they had made and to create their own version, or remix, and … Continue reading

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