This is a post in two voices that lives in two places. You can read the other version on Katie’s website. In this version, Katie’s voice appears in italics. It’s been a few weeks now since Katie Henry and I met up at reMAKE Education to run two sessions of a workshop that has me […]Read More A First Draft in Two Voices
I’m working with a couple groups of teachers next week who want to explore the idea of blogging as a way of promoting inquiry and professional growth in their practice. As I’ve proposed to one group, here’s the session description as I’m thinking of it: We’re on the third generation of writing tools for […]Read More Faking It
I’m speaking tomorrow with my wife’s college course for preservice teachers on the teaching of writing. I’m the featured expert on “digital writing.” Whatever that is. Over the last week, the students in the course have been jotting some questions and thoughts down on a Google doc in preparation for the session. I basically asked […]Read More What’s This Digital Writing Stuff, Anyway?
I’d never really thought about it, but I didn’t realize until a couple of weeks ago, when Alan Levine said that he’d be in the area and we should meet up, that he and I had never been in the same place at the same time. We know plenty of the same people, we play […]Read More “Let’s Find Out,” Writes Cogdog
A couple of years ago, when I was doing some regular work for an area art museum, my daughter, Ani, asked me if, on our next trip to visit the museum, it’d be okay if we took along some of her artwork to show the museum. That was a tricky conversation we had to have […]Read More Where’s Your Refrigerator?
Recently, a project I spent some time on last spring and summer came to life. Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom is now available for free download as a PDF or a 99 cent eBook via the Amazon Kindle store. I’m biased, but I think you should take a peek. The goal of the project […]Read More Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom
In today’s podcast, I talk about a couple of projects that are keeping me pretty busy this fall – finishing my thesis and building with some friends from the NWP. Oddly, they go together. Which is a good thing. Keep your fingers crossed. And, as always, would love to hear your thoughts in response to […]Read More The Podcast: Two Fall Projects
This afternoon, Mary Ann and WIll were talking a bit about Kindergarten standards. I butted in. ((That’s one thing Twitter’s good for – having open conversation – both so that you can model what that might look like as well as allow folks to intrude. And, yeah. I know I just wrote this. And am […]Read More Connective Children. Nothing New?
Rebecca Blood, a lifetime ago in Internet time, : We are being pummeled by a deluge of data and unless we create time and spaces in which to reflect, we will be left with only our reactions. And when I read Dean yesterday talking of owning one’s space to share one’s words, and then Tony’s […]Read More "Pummeled by a Deluge"