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I recently had the incredible opportunity to work with more than 150 10th-graders representing their schools at the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership conference in Rochester, N.Y. This was my third year of participation in the regional conference, and I always leave impressed with the potential of these soon-to-be leaders.
In the past, I’ve spoken to the students about where information lives and social responsibility on the Internet.[…] Continue Reading »
This past weekend, I worked with Steve Hargadon of Classroom 2.0 at an educational conference in Jacksonville, Fla.
In the car on the way to the conference recently, Steve and I were discussing the “institution” of school and the “system” of school. The largest part of our conversation centered around the fact that we have, collectively as a nation, created a massive operation for educating children that does not work.[…] Continue Reading »
I love witnessing miraculous things, and I love it even more when it’s kids performing the miracles.
I attended a conference last weekend called EdJEWcon in Jacksonville, Fla., where I attended a “Speed Geeking” session designed and presented by fourth- and fifth-grade students. In the session, participants were engaged in a speed dating model but with technology.[…] Continue Reading »
Search Google for “Technology Integration” and you get nearly 2.8 million hits.
Search Google for “Technology Infusion” and you get more than 66,000 hits.
Search Google for “Technology Immersion” and you get more than 25,000 hits.
Based on this piece of admittedly non-scientific evidence, integration is still the operational zone of many, even though we’re 13 years into the 21st century.[…] Continue Reading »
I just watched a webinar that Lucy Calkins did where she addresses 200 New York City principals and speaks out strongly about some of the things that are happening in both the city and the state. It reminded me of a not-too-distant blog post I wrote entitled Adopt, Adapt, Adept, where I challenge teachers to look at their current practice before adopting canned/newly created curricula or whether they could adapt that curricula and merge with their current practice, collegial discussions or knowledge of their population of students.[…] Continue Reading »