Things to think on

What am I thinking on tonight? image from: http://weblogs.asp.net/blogs/dotjosh/ThinkingMonkey.jpg Chris Lehmann’s post on students boycotting standardised exams: Reasonable Actions for Unreasonable Times and Whitney Hoffman‘s reflective question in response to the post: The real question is why we look at education as a content delivery system whose effectiveness can be tested by standardized six-sigma-esque methods,…

Invention at Play

I discovered Adam Hunt via his comment on my latest LeaderTalk post. When I went to peruse his blog, I was met with his review of this great (fun) interactive game resource for the classroom (click the logo to go): I’m having fun and I’m going to test it out on my students next week.…

Mr. Wasserman re-directs

Thanks to Jose for pointing me towards Mr. Wasserman who I NEED to applaud for writing this: I don’t want this to be a complaining post. Nobody likes reading those, for starters, and May is such a great time of year to try to be happy. So instead, I’ve been thinking about things I can…

The Experience Project

I just this moment discovered this project through facebook – in one of those ads that usually annoy the crap out of me in the left hand column (they annoy me because a) they are usually about finding an adult friend or signing up for some kind of scammy looking deal; and b) when I…

Interactive Whiteboard

A few months ago I found this interesting video about a home-made interactive whiteboard (a la smartboard) made by Johnny Chung Lee, from Carnegie Mellon University. Outside of the niftyness factor of making your own cool tool using a wii remote, this project can also create huge savings for schools. A smartboard can set you…