This Instrument

Edward R. Morrow, October 15th, 1958, in a speech to the RTNDA: This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. There is […]

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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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A Belated Answer

    About a week ago, Brian posted: Paul Hamilton  left this comment on my last post: This week, I did a workshop for classroom teachers on using blogging in the classroom as one UDL approach for ALL learners. There were questions about the quality of posted student writing. So, here are my questions to […]

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Media RoundUp

    Lots of good stuff has either slid through the podcatcher or across the TV screen lately.  Thought you’d be interested in these two. Frontline is looking very seriously at the future of news as well as what it means to keep secrets in a four part series called NewsWar.  A teacher’s guide is […]

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No Correction. Sort of.

    The upshot of my correspondence with a very pleasant Ms. Radcliffe today (We’ve exchanged six messages so far, three each way.  She asked me not to share hers, so I won’t share the messages, but I will share the outcome) is that no correction will be issued as no error has occurred.     […]

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Broadcasting History

    I was asked by a PR firm working for CNN to remind y’all that CNN’s website will feature the coverage from 9/11/2001 tomorrow: Dear Mr. Hunt, Tomorrow is going to be a rough day — the fifth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As an education writer and observer, you know […]

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