I took a quick peek at the Mozilla Open Badges project a little while back, and liked what I saw. It’s cialis professional an attempt to create an open infrastructure for badges around the Web. I like the technical pieces that allow anyone to offer any badge to anyone else in a consistent way. It […]Read More Digging Out My Sash
On Thursday night, I was helping to introduce the concept of teacher research to a group of teachers in my school district. And it happened. The thing that often happens when you introduce qualitative methodology. We read a sample teacher research study that Michelle and I are fond of. I like the study, a short […]Read More What Counts
Tonight, we kicked off the first team leader meeting of the year for the new cohort of the Digital Learning Collaborative. The DLC, if you didn’t know, is a two-year professional development program we’re in our third year of developing. Year one is a year for personal and professional learning. Year two, which we’ll kickoff […]Read More A Year of Learning
This post lived in the depths of my drafts folder. I brought it out tonight because it seemed the right time. Too often lately, I’ve read statements from teachers that sound something like this: “We have to give students voice” or “We have to give our students control over their learning.” Sure. Students should have […]Read More I Can’t Give That to You. No One Can.
I had the opportunity earlier this week to sit in on a conversation with teacher librarians and other media staff during a kickoff event to start the school year. We were sharing some lunch and talking about our hopes for the year – specifically, we were discussing how we will be working to build libraries […]Read More Safe Places & What Is Yet To Come
So I’m giving a short “setting the mood” talk today to a school that is up to some interesting work. They’ll be spending the next couple of days working through some play and exploration around many of the tools available to them to help them in the work of teaching and learning. And I’m supposed […]Read More “Interactions with Technology Should Be Playful.” (Yep.)
I’m off again on a short vacation, but I couldn’t let this paragraph escape at least a word or two. Over the weekend, Bill Gates was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal. From the piece: One of the foundation’s main initial interests was schools with fewer students. In 2004 it announced that it would spend […]Read More Determining Failure
Cross-posted from Voices from the Learning Revolution, where I write sometimes. Recently, Justin Hamilton, @EdPressSec on Twitter, asked folks to state what they believe regarding education policy. No, that’s not quite right – what he actually said was this: Specifically, he, after being a little bit mistreated by some folks who don’t understand civil dialogue, […]Read More I Believe. You?
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.
photo credit: Skiwalker79 Regina Spektor says, of stars: “they’re just old light.” What else are they?Read More NPM 2011: Prompt 9