Conversations in edublogging

Image: Conversation by thehighschoolchick made available on flickr with a creative commons license. Lately I have been voraciously reading and learning from different edubloggers. I am seeing my passion for authentic learning for our kids (and myself!) reflected in their posts. Here are just a few of the posts that have turned my crank in…

Understanding the machine

Image: machine-free by jrtcollector-Sassy Bella Melange, made available by a creative commons license on flickr All teachers need to get on to letting students create bigger and better things with them — whether the teacher understands the machine or not. Topher Now THERE is the rub. The past few years in education has marked a…

how does technology fit with learning?

Image: Puzzle by edithbruck made available through a creative commons license on flickr. ” It is our goal in developing an integrated curriculum to ensure that the way students learn with technology agrees with the way they live with technology.” I love this goal – written by Dennis and cited by his colleague Justin. It…

“Learning the way they’re living”

The title is in quotes, because I lifted it from dharter’s blog, Thinking Allowed…who in turn quoted it from Pa. schools say high-school laptop program works so far, as a rebuttal against the NY Times article, Seeing No Progress, Some Schools Drop Laptops… (phew – that was complicated :)) “They have laptops at home, iPods,…

VoiceThread – WOW

I discovered VoiceThread while perusing Barbara’s blog Dare to Dream . It took no time at all to figure out how it works and to start playing with the technology. I literally got chills while watching the ‘What’s  a voicethread anyway?’ intro. Let’s see if it works… My first VoiceThread