I like new frontiers. That’s why I’m excited to be participating in Karen’s attempt to create a School of Ed at P2P University this fall. It should be a neat opportunity to fiddle with what it means to do PD. I couldn’t be more excited to be facilitating a course we’re calling “.” I pitched […]Read More So I'm Going To Be Teaching This Class. And Could Use Your Help.
I’ve been teaching an awful lot of Google Mail and Calendar classes lately, as my school district is moving into its new email platform1. And I mention during these classes that students will have email next year. In fact, it’s one of the big advantages for us – student email, somebody in the IT department […]Read More Leave A Little Love for Them
Engchat 2011 from Ben Grey on Vimeo.1 Special thanks to Ben for spending time capturing this work. [↩]Read More #ISTE11: #engchat Reflection
I had the opportunity to hear Paul Allison, one of my favorite teachers, talk at length about his work with Youth Voices yesterday. Usually, Paul’s asking about others’ work, or showcasing the work he’s doing – but not talking about the thinking behind the work. And I like it when he does so. I hope […]Read More #ISTE11: On Longitudinal Web Presences for Writing, Learning, Being
So last night’s #engchat, I think, went well – a good opportunity to be in physical fellowship and conversation with some folks and some virtual fellowship and conversation with others. Thanks to Meenoo for letting me play along and for my friends at the for arranging the live venue1. I think the process of pausing […]Read More #ISTE11: On #engchat & Pauses
So I’ll be hosting #engchat on Monday, June 27th. For the last few months, I’ve been wondering about Twitter chats in general, and their effectiveness. Of course, to determine their effectiveness, one has to have a sense of their purpose. And I can’t aways seem to tell the purpose of Twitter chats in general other […]Read More #engchat: Twitter Chat with Purpose?
I had the chance to write this morning with friends and colleagues from the . They were kind enough to let me come speak with them about some of the things I’m wondering about when it comes to writing and technology lately. Our prompt, at one point, was taken from a comment Claudia left here the […]Read More Wondering Vulnerably in Public
Richard Elmore: I wonder, finally, what would happen if we simply opened the doors and let the students go; if we let them walk out of the dim light of the overhead projector into the sunlight; if we let them decide how, or whether, to engage this monolith? Would it be so terrible? Could it […]Read More Letting (Them) Go
I’m a bit tardy for this #EduConText Session 4 preview, but that’s okay. I wrote myself a pass. 1 Why Johnny Can’t Read: A Conversation About What It Means to Be Literate…Today When: Session Four: Sunday 10:30am–12:00pm Where: Room 204 Who: David Jakes, Laura Deisley Affiliation: David Jakes: Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Information Services at […]Read More #EduConText Session 4: Why Johnny Can't Read: A Conversation About What It Means to be Literate . . .Today"
Last year at NCTE, we began a conversation, Three Reports from Cyberspace. We thank Jeff Golub and Jim Strickland for organizing the session, and Helen Wierenga for being our responder. And, we thank all of you, because what happened during the session was, quite simply, amazing1. Bud, Troy, and the entire audience were engaged in […]Read More Reports From Cyberspace – An Invitation