Michael G. Sheppard

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In What Ways Has New Technology Challenged The U.S. Constitution_ _ Michael G. Sheppard

In What Ways Has New Technology Challenged The U.S. Constitution?

Written over 230 years ago, the United States Constitution has proven to be incredibly enduring. That it still provides the political structure for the most powerful country in the world attests to the brilliance of its writers. The separation of powers described in the Constitution still serve to keep our government functional, and the Bill […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Civic Media Organizations Teaching The Value of The Youth Vote

The electorate and their voters are absolute cornerstones of democracy. The formal action, whereby the public selects a choice between two or more candidates is a powerful tool that can be used to grant liberty, justice, and freedom. It’s so important that young people have an awareness of what a vote can do. The onus […]

Michael G. Sheppard

5 Creative Concepts For Educating Youth on Civic Engagement

How can we effectively educate young people on civics? Is it enough to hand them books and have practiced and exhausted conversations about historical events? Let’s help children understand the election process by inviting them to engage in debates and utilize important resource guides. President For A Day: Encourage students to understand the importance of the […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Education on Democratic Tradition Is Important To Civic Participation

Democracy doesn’t simply happen every November. It happens every day. Year-round, taking place within the voting booth and outside of a political office, democracy is always in action. Democracy happens when young parents poll their children about what they might want for dinner; when counting ballots for homecoming queen; or when deciding the class president. Establishing a tradition of civic […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Online Constitutional Law Courses through Coursera and MOOCs for FREE

Did you know you could be taking free online Constitutional law courses through Coursera and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), hosted by top colleges and universities? Constitutional interpretation, analysis, and learning concepts may sound tedious or may look like expensive subjects to explore. However, there are some online classes available, each effectively able to share […]

Michael G. Sheppard

Constitution Law and Kids: 6 Books To Spur Interest in the U.S. Constitution

The Constitution of the United States is the supreme law of the land, but it alludes many young people. A simple way to make the constitution more relatable, more accessible is by giving young boys and girls tools to better understand the writing and the intention behind those hallowed words. There has been an impossible […]

Michael G. Sheppard

We the People: Tips For Teaching the Constitution To Children

“We the People of the United States, in order to form a perfect Union” isn’t merely the first statement in the constitutional passage, it’s a piece of text that describes secured freedoms and speaks to the commitment shared by people and country. The need for more young people to acknowledge the importance of the constitution […]

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Education in 2018: Can Key Tech Trends Provide Solutions In The Classroom?

People have been talking about the ways that education technology will save education for decades. Every year, there are still issues in the classroom despite the promises of EdTech. There have been some trends lately that have impacted classrooms and show some promise. Let’s take a look at some of what’s going on. Adaptive Learning […]

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Empowering Students With 10 Virtual Reality EdTools

As the 21st century continues to dawn on, the need for all of us to adapt to our technology’s changing tools will continue to increase. With the advent of virtual reality systems, the markings of a dream world within a world will gradually leak its way into different industries — one of which takes place […]

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African Students Empowered by Technology in Education

Innovation, in the form of tablets, computers, and mobile networks, is transforming the lives and education of African students. According to the UN Refugee Agency, students living in refugee camps are getting excited about learning because of new ventures in education. The UNHCR published a report, stating that 65 million+ people have persecution and wars to […]

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