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A Call For Clarity

Steve Jobs has been a model of how to succeed without compromise.  In the article: Vision Without Obstruction: What We Learn From Steve Jobs by Scott Belsky in The 99 Percent, he reflects on Steve’s unyielding focus and points out some … Continue reading

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IWB Creativity and Collaboration

I have been doing a lot of training in the last month on how to utilize Promethean boards in an “interactive” way. This is what administrators tell me they want. Most administrators have never taught with one so I always … Continue reading

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Responsibility

“A law cannot create as sense of responsibility.” -Arundhati Ghosh I’m inspired to write this blog today from a podcast that I listened to this morning (Enough- The Minimal Mac Podcast).  In the episode they were talking about twitter and … Continue reading

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Why Teach Social Media?

As we look at 21st century skills in education, there is a lot of emphasis on making sure students are utilizing webtools and concepts.  Approaches to content creation like blogging, digital storytelling, and content remixing are being merged with collaboration … Continue reading

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Curatorship: Individual Responsibility or Job of Expert?

via flickr.com Thank you Brian Eno for presenting the obvious before anyone else discovers it. I hope we all find curatorship skills and utilize them more effectively. Organizing information and being able to find it later is going to be … Continue reading

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The Torrent of Interent Information and Restricting Access

via flickr.com This is a commonly used argument for restricting access, utilizing resources that will curate information for our selves or our students. The trouble with these kinds of metaphors is that people start to actually immagine that the interent … Continue reading

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Are Twitter, YouTube, and Blogging for Educators?

In the last month I’ve spend a lot of time discussing the relevance of webtools in learning. Tim Smith and I have been presenting on 21st Century Learning Skills and Tools throughout the Charlotte Mecklenburg School District. We’ve spent a … Continue reading

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Social Media Pressure? Don’t be a Zombie

As educators, we are finding the pressure to be part of many different social media products. “You should be on Twitter”.  “Not on Google +?  I’ll send you an invite.” Administrators look at the current mandates for Technology in the … Continue reading

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via thinketg.com In the last several months, Technology_Tim and I have explored services that will give us analytics about traffic to our wikis (Google Analytics) and involvement in Twitter (Buffer, Twopcharts, etc.). There has been a lot of data to … Continue reading

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Organizing Content: Aggregate, Skim, Read, Analyze

“Know when to read at a pace of 100 words per second, 10 words per second, 1 word per second.”  I wish I could remember the name of the person I’m quoting here.  He was a professor at Michigan State … Continue reading

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