When I first heard of Twitter, I dismissed it as yet another time sink, one that I would never get any use from, and one that I should probably stay away from. I was a high school teacher at the time, teaching social studies (mostly US History and Economics) at Nordonia High School. Some of my students suggested I should sign up, and I promptly dismissed them. But then something happened…
What does it mean to verify information? How do you know what you know?
What does it mean to learn something? How do we define when we have learned something?
Asking which browser is best is a little like asking which bear is better. It depends.
Don’t get lost in the woods.
There are lots of assumptions regarding technology and students, and technology in education in general. Oftentimes, they’re wrong, or based on so little data that it doesn’t make sense to even assume it in the first place. However, and typically so, the loudest assumptions often gain traction regardless of their factual content, and this is one of the areas I struggle with daily in communicating with staff and community regarding what we’re trying to do, or what we’d like to do in the future.
“Your move, Fancy Pants! This is checkers, not chess.” – Emelie, 6, recently at the kitchen table. I’m often asked for advice …
Here’s from an old not I found while cleaning out a bag the other day. Can’t remember where from, or from what kind of event it was, but probably some form of reflective activity at the end of a day.
Here are the slides from my presentation today at WordCamp North Canton 2014 – Effective Use of WordPress.
Lord Kelvin, in 1884, explains it best… “You, in this country, are subjected to the British insularity in weights and measures; you …