Learning vs. Teaching

    I recently finished reading Seymour Papert’s book The Children’s Machine: Rethinking school in the age of the computer, and I’ve got lots to say formally about it.  But I only have a minute at the moment and I wanted to ask a question.  In the book, Papert forwards the idea that we should have […]

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Student Citizen Journalism

    Mary asked a question the other day that I thought was worth pulling into a main post.  She : Bud (and others), how do you envision students using CoverItLive for anything related to citizen journalism? -Mary I : Mary, What a great question. I’ve got a longer post that I’d like to write about […]

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Cover It Live Just Got Better

I’ve been a fan of CoveritLive since I discovered it during Educon.  I’ve used it successfully a couple of times, and intend to use it in the future when it makes sense to.  But I wanted a few more options – like multiple authors and the ability to get my data out of their system. […]

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Get Your Hands (or Eyeballs) On It

This collection of articles, published as Threshold Magazine – New Directions Spring 2008 by Cable in the Classroom and the KnowledgeWorks Foundation is one of the finest “think bombs” related to education and coming changes that I’ve seen printed on paper. I received a copy by accident, as my predecessor was on just the right […]

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Happy Pi Day!

Today, 3.14, is honored by many of my math colleagues as Pi Day.  In honor of them, and of a fine and playful mathematical constant (Pie aren’t square, they’re round.), I present to you Pi to a 1,000 digits: 3. 1415926535 8979323846 2643383279 5028841971 6939937510 5820974944 5923078164 0628620899 8628034825 3421170679 8214808651 3282306647 0938446095 5058223172 5359408128 […]

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Twitter Vacation – Day 1

Day 1 of my Twitter break began with . . . a quick glance through Twitter. Habit. (Although I did give myself the limit of not posting to Twitter – reading is still okay. I do find Twitter to be quite valuable. But is it much of a vacation if I still scan the site […]

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Tweet Less? Blog More?

I’m wondering if it makes sense to self-impose a “no posting on Twitter” rule for a couple of weeks just to see if it boosts the posting I do here. Anyone every try that? Results? I’m pretty sure Twitter, which I think is completely valuable, entirely saps my will to blog. You?

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Thinking ’bout Linking

It was about a year ago that I wrote a piece for English Journal on teaching “blogging” vs. “writing with blogs” that was pretty much a re-hash of some blog posts that I thought were saying something. The trouble is, I wasn’t sure what they were saying. I’ve been fumbling at this one for a […]

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