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
Yesterday afternoon, I had the opportunity to attend the first ever , an exploration of the opportunities to fiddle with text and writing and code on the Internet. It was a useful event for me, as we were able to think and play with ideas about what “hacking” means right now, and how it’s about […]Read More #ISTE11: NWP's Inaugural Hack Jam
I’m writing this morning from the Blogger’s Cafe at ISTE 2011 in Philadelphia, PA. I’m looking forward to three days of learning and thinking and conversation with lots of smart folks from all over doing interesting work to improve teaching and learning with technology. But I’d be lying to myself if I didn’t remember that […]Read More Crap Detection: #ISTE11
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
Rediscovered these lines from Angelo Patri while in a conversation today. Good to see them again: What we needed as children was someone to show the way. Someone who knew us and valued us. Someone who would live with us and for us. What we needed as children, children still need. The teachers and I, […]Read More Patri: What we needed as children, children still need.
If I had my way, all federal budget conversations would start like this: We’d seat the most philosophically and politically contentious and opposed folks together. Roundtables. Crayons and paper in the center. Perhaps some yarn, googly eyes, and glue.1 The first five minutes would be spent writing and drawing together. No specific prompt. Just time […]Read More I’d Look at the Congressional Fridge. Wouldn’t You?
Twice in the last forty eight hours, the subjects of love and of teaching have been juxtaposed in conversation I’ve overheard. I’m pretty thick, but I feel like I should pay attention to the synchronicity. Here’s the first, from a video I was listening to Sunday1 while I folded and sorted laundry: That hit me […]Read More The Podcast: On Love and Teaching
Yesterday, Colorado’s new governor made some announcements regarding his budget proposal to the state. Specifically, he announced about half a billion in proposed budget cuts for next year, which wasn’t a huge surprise. What was a surprise, at least to me, although I should’ve seen it coming, was that he directed most of those cuts […]Read More You CAN Do More with Less. But Only for So Long.
I’ll be presenting tomorrow at Educon 2.3 on why I find citation and references to be important and why I worry that many in education don’t. Joe Bires, meanwhile, will be presenting on why I am wrong. I thought you’d want to know. Maybe you’ll want to attend the presentation. Please do.1 As an aside, […]Read More Presenting at Educon 2.3. From My Basement.