It was a real treat to get to spend an hour in conversation with some of my blogging and writing teachers on Thursday. We were assembled at Connected Learning TV by Jabiz to talk about student blogging. I hope we get to have round two soon – there was plenty more to talk about. Here’s […]Read More Follow Up to Today’s (Well, Okay, Yesterday’s) Blogging Conversation
I had the opportunity to hear Paul Allison, one of my favorite teachers, talk at length about his work with Youth Voices yesterday. Usually, Paul’s asking about others’ work, or showcasing the work he’s doing – but not talking about the thinking behind the work. And I like it when he does so. I hope […]Read More #ISTE11: On Longitudinal Web Presences for Writing, Learning, Being
If you’ve been following along on what I’ve been up to lately, you know that I’ve been facilitating, along with Michelle and some colleagues from the , some teacher research projects in my school district. It’s good and important work, and I’m trying, as we facilitate, to be engaged in my own teacher research along […]Read More Digging In
On today’s podcast, I attempt to answer a series of Twitter questions from Nawal about how to promote writing environments that help students to (as Will calls it.) I also rant a bit about “blogging units” (I’m against ’em.) Somewhere in there, I reference George Hillocks’ really excellent metaanalysis of composition instruction studies (PDF) and […]Read More The Podcast: Bloggin' in the Rain
Earlier today, I sent a link to a student’s Twitter account to a staff member in the school he attends with a request that she share the link with a counselor in the school. I read some things that caused me to worry for him. Nothing too extreme, the sorts of things that kids, particularly […]Read More Intruding. In Public.
UPDATE: In the comments below, Mike advocates for free versions of desktop software. I am completely in favor of those options for students and schools. I also like free and open source software for digital infrastructure. (Both the software packages I mention in the podcast are free and open source tools.) The “free” I’m talking […]Read More The Podcast: Why I’m Not a Fan of Free (At School) (Infrastructure, I Mean)
I read banned books Originally uploaded by Bud the Teacher I wonder if there’s a button with the slogan “I surf an unfiltered Internet,” or “I read filtered blogs.” Maybe “I read blocked blogs,” is better – more alliterative. Along another line, perhaps a button with the message “I’d trust my kids in Al Upton’s […]Read More Time for a New Button?
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 […]Read More Student Citizen Journalism
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 […]Read More Thinking ’bout Linking