I hate writing tests. Frankly, I don’t like most assessments at all. But I understand that they’re a necessity, and that there’s no way I’ll ever get around them. But there are two things I dislike…Continue
Yesterday I watched a room of teachers receiving their iPad Minis and having their first experiences with Apple technology. It was like watching a bunch of 8-year-old children staring at a calculus problem. They couldn’t make heads or tails of what they were doing, and needed handholding through ever little step along the way.
Moments like this always fascinate me. People whose entire existences are dedicated to instructing others and encouraging vast exploration of the unknown are…Continue
It’s so simple, and yet so powerful. I can’t believe I never heard of this website before now. I’ve just stumbled upon the Wordle website (http://www.wordle.net/) and even though the site is utterly simplistic and lacking in massive amounts of applications, I find myself strangely addicted.
What is Wordle? You take any text and you plug it into the site, e.g. cutting the words to this blog post and pasting them in the site. Within moments it will…Continue
I recently watched this amazing video:
http://www.isteconference.org/ISTE/2011/program/search_results_details.php?sessionid=60716586&selection_id=82458334&rownumber=1&max=54&gopage= (Actually, to be honest, the video has two minor technical issues. I had problems with watching it on the site, so I…Continue
I like to consider myself a healthy cynic.
On one hand I’m extremely excited about what the future holds for easy and vast information sharing. I see statements like this: “The district’s assessment system could alert administrators and educators when students are in danger of failing so that they can provide intervention quickly.” (Solomon & Schrum, 2010, p. 165) I start picturing the amazing possibilities about a student transferring schools and the new teachers at the click of…Continue