A Blast from Someone Else’s Past

    A little while back, Dean mentioned a tweet I made that got him thinking.  I’m still thinking – about what’s already out there and what we can learn from it, instead of racing forward to the next new thing in a hurry.  I feel myself skating from content to content and application to application – without enough time to process, to understand.  To learn.  Frustrated with myself, I’m finding myself deep in the archives of bloggers that I trust and respect at the moment, looking for  .  .  .  well, I’m not sure what, but I think it’s important.  I’ve much more to say about that – but in the meantime, here’s a blast from someone else’s past.  I found this line delicious:

I’ve got weblog fever in a bad way, and I know JUST enough about
making them work to make them dangerously intriguing.

The author?  Will Richardson.  August 2002

5 thoughts on “A Blast from Someone Else’s Past

  1. Bud,
    I know how you feel! When I feel this way, I dig back into thinkers about education, and try to understand better how this new technology can be used to make these underlying theories of how people learn come alive.

    Seymour Papert, John Dewey, Herb Kohl, Deborah Meier, the Coalition for Essential schools, and so many others – they all have a lifetime’s work about how to make learning relevant for children and connect authentic experiences to learning. They all have laid out the “lessons learned” of implementing new ideas so that we don’t have to make the mistakes of the past all over again.

    People like this make the “why” more transparent so that it’s easier to figure out the “how” without driving yourself crazy.

  2. Hi Bud,
    Thanks for this post. I, too, feel the need to go back. And I wasn’t making time for myself to do that. I’ve also pulled from Sylvia’s list as I begin to help formulate a vision for our school’s technology integration–which has much more to do with learning than technology!

  3. Yup, I’m with you. Been mentioning it myself lately. Digestion should be slow, and we don’t want to glut ourselves or our students on too many dishes at a time.

    I’m still trying to get my head around doing blogging, digital storytelling, podcasting, and global collaboration well (as opposed to just doing it).

    Interesting times.

  4. You might want to post this resource to your site – it’s a website where parents and teachers can request free letters from Santa, and the letters will come in both Braille and print. It’s a great resource for educators and those working in special education! Check out http://talkingbookslibrarian.blogspot.com for more info! If you know of any other teachers that could benefit from this information, please feel free to share with them. Happy Holidays!

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