Classroom of Distinction: Tools vs. Learning

Last Week, I was at the Intel Classroom of Distinction Interactive Forum. Technically this was a technology conference about the future of education, but I have learned much more about 21st century learning by listening to NECC, TIE, SXSW, and many others on my iPod. I have been hearing from …

Thoughts to get me through the Colorado Student Assessment Program

CSAP can do weird things to you. It kind of goes to work on your head. There is nothing unique about your test. It is the same as everyone else’s. And so you crave to do something original, to snap the unending monotony of test giving and test taking. The …

Paper is outdated.

Paper is: •   Static. •   Linear. •   Finite. •   Singular. Digital Writing is: •    Dynamic. •    Multi-dimensional. •    Infinite. •    Pluralistic. With these things in mind, all writing should be: •    Infinitely editable •    Inherently clickable •    Continually discussed •    Focused on revisions and the history of revisions. Dave Cormier …

What our Del.icio.us says about us.

I was looking at our del.icio.us bookmarks this morning, and I was flabbergasted at the diversity of topics that are being talked about in our blogosphere. The tags go from “Best Friends” to “Books” to “Abuse” to “Making a Movie” to “Middle School Romance” and everywhere in between. As I …