Time to look back at the best of 2011 in our school library/edtech world and share! At the TL Virtual Cafe on December 5th, 8PM Eastern, we’ll be hosting a Learning Tools Open Mic/Smackdown/Karaoke. And the plan is to get ready by building a crowd-souced presentation/book. Gwyneth and I are listed as host and presenter, […]
Communication, collaboration, critical thinking, creativity. The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, a national organization that advocates for 21st century readiness for every student, advises that we inspire learners to achieve and that we teach well beyond the bubble test: In an increasingly complex, demanding and competitive 21st century, students need to learn more than the […]
If you teach about Creative Commons, if you have students and teachers interested in creating new media, in remixing or mashing-up, you will want to download a copy of The Power of Open. The pdf book is a kind of temperature check, more accurately a celebration, of the impact of the global explosion of openness […]
Data is the new soil. Because for me, it feels like a fertile, creative medium. You know, over the years, online, we’ve laid down a huge amount of information and data, and we irrigate it with networks and connectivity, and it’s been worked and tilled by unpaid workers and governments. . . But it’s a […]
Catherine and Greg just delivered the orientation video I asked them to produce for next year’s 9th graders. Okay, so they didn’t get in all the details, and the focus is a little different from the original concept, but OMG, what fun! And isn’t Chad a rising star? I love it!
They rolled out the red carpet again at the Keswick, our beautiful local arts theater. Earlier this week I attended the 2011 Greenfield Youth Film Festival. With twice the number of Philadelphia-area high schools participating as last year, it is clear that something big was going on at the Keswick. I wish it could happen […]
At TeachMeetNJ yesterday, I attended Patrick Larkin’s session, Professional Development Doesn’t Have to be an Oxymoron. Patrick described some of his PD strategies as the Principal at Burlington (MA) High School, (see his post A Professional Development Day that Worked and the Google Doc for the session), and engaged the rest of the participants in […]