Tagged: Teaching Theory

Discourse about Discourse: Educasts Archive

Discourse about Discourse: Educasts Archive

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | RSS As I am moving everything over from Podomatic and Edublogs, I thought it only appropriate that I combine the podcasts I have done in the past into an archive. The Future of Literacy   January 23, 2007 08:21PM This is...

Why should students come to class?

Why should students come to class?

If my students can do the majority of their work with writing and reading online… If my students can receive all of their assignments online… If my students can maintain constant contact with their friends, classmates, and teachers online… If my students can create spaces to come together or work...

Without Community…

Without Community…

This is my first time blogging from in on an airplane. My daughter, Isabelle, may be the cause of that. She is cleverly intriguing, so much so that it is difficult to be very reflective when she is saying “da da da” at you. My trip today, and the reason...

The Niche

The Niche

My students are amazing bloggers, but they mostly blog in class. They write about authentic topics (ones that they care about), but they don’t seem to transfer into their home life. Originally, I had envisioned a teeming community of student bloggers who are blogging about their lives, their interests, and...

The Ripe Environment: It’s the content, stupid.

The Ripe Environment: It’s the content, stupid.

It has taken me quite a while to figure out how to come back to The Ripe Environment with all of the things that I am doing within my school. It came to me when my students were finally ready to work with their blogs on authentic writing. I was...

The Ripe Environment: The Living Examples

The Ripe Environment: The Living Examples

Today I drove nearly four hours (round-trip) in order to talk with 8 teachers from rural school districts in Colorado about blogging in the classroom. The meeting was in one of the most out of the way (and beautiful) places imaginable, Leadville. I tell you this not to rouse your...

$5.00 of Effort

$5.00 of Effort

“Why are you willing to pay $5.00 for a low quality 30-second clip of music but you aren’t willing to pay 99 cents for a good quality complete recording of the same song on iTunes?” “Honestly… because my friends will hear it.”  – Sam Altman I’m pretty sure that this...

Making Content Your Own

Making Content Your Own

“Our philosophy is that we want everyone to take our content and make it their own.” – Dixie Feldman (I couldn’t find the actual article, so this is cached.) This woman really gets the kinds of environments that kids crave. She told the story of a character dying on Degrassi...

Scriptovia

Scriptovia

There is a panel here at the Ypulse mashup of teenage entrepreneurs including Aseem Badshah, creator of Scriptovia.com. Scriptovia is an amazing website for sharing school papers and essays. During the panel I asked the following question: “What do you tell to teachers who are worried about kids using your...

Convergence Culture

Convergence Culture

The Ypulse Mashup has turned into a much better event than I had previously thought. I think that it makes sense to continually question the theory of why kids are so drawn to online, mobile, and collaborative environments. Henry Jenkins is one speaker who has gotten me thinking. His research...

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