This morning at PLA, I heard Sherry Turkle speak on her current research into conversation, a continuation of her work on exploring what happens to people mediated by, through and with technology. It was a useful talk – lots of stuff worth remembering in there. I was struck by her emphasis on empathy and […]Read More #PLA2016: Sherry Turkle and the Power of Conversation
EduCon 2.1 is coming up in about three weeks, and with it, for me, comes an exciting (and downright scary) opportunity to facilitate a conversation that I’ve been having off and on for a very long time. Here’s the description of the session: The Internet as a medium, or way of communicating, is dynamic, complex, […]Read More Writing 1.0: An EduCon Conversation
I want to put you into the middle of a conversation that I’ve been having with myself and the media for almost four years now by putting you in the middle of a conversation that’s been running on Mark Glaser’s PBS blog, MediaShift. In an entry posted today (that I learned about from Tim), Mark […]Read More The Funky Hybrid
I’ve had a cold all week that’s been slowly taking away my ability to think and to communicate at the same time. I’ve been striking back as best as I can, but last night, after the very enjoyable fireside chat session with the K12 Online folks, the cold won the battle. […]Read More Friday Night Twilight
I’m teaching a book club class in the afternoons for students who want to take their independent reading a little further. We meet twice a week, discuss their reading and generally do book clubbish things, such as share ideas, questions, and, occasionally, chocolate. There are only two students in the class at the […]Read More Have You Seen Cathy’s Book?
Great post from Terry Freedman on possible uses for cell phones at school. Who needs those pesky clickers that only do one thing — can’t we set up cell phones to do that job and so much more? Another question: how long do you think it’ll take some smart thinking company […]Read More Using the Phones Instead of Banning Them