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
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
I have had a perpetual block against collaborative learning that goes all the way back to my days as an undergraduate student. I had a teacher who assigned us our groups, wouldn’t change my group upon request, faulted groups when any member didn’t do their part, and faulted individuals if she saw evidence that some students were compensating for others. So, I worked really hard on behalf of my lazy dopy group, only to receive an undeservedly low grade, one which I appealed for 1 ½ years…Continue