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Spore and Its Issues

In Case Your Paper Did Not Cover The Launch of Spore, Here is the article, and video clip, in the Times, www.nytimes.com/2008/09/05/arts/television/05spor.html; www.nytimes.com/2008/09/02/science/02spor.html#video I’d read about this new game/word/exploration-field nearly a year ago, and it sounds fascinating. In fact it sounds almost precisely like what I think Educational Technology should be — a field of [...]

Video and What It Means to Us

Loree and Vicki Have Got Me Thinking Some years ago all the buzz in adult publishing was about synergy — Tina Brown created Talk/Miramax so that magazines, books, and movies would all be criss-crossed, created together. Random House famously said they were about information across all platforms — so that print or download or song [...]

What Is The Road to Literacy — Interest or Content?

Did You Catch This Piece in the Times During the August Vacation Days? www.nytimes.com/2008/08/26/education/26core.html As you all surely know, Lucy Calkins of Teachers College at Columbia believes that the road to literacy runs through choice: let kids find what interests them, and they will be interested in reading. And as you may recall from the Culture [...]