Oct 01 2010

Information Or Application?

“In a rapidly changing world, where the answers to questions are going to be changing, then what our children know will be less important than what they know how to do with it.” -David Warlick, Redefining Literacy 2.0 When I was younger, I had a small tablet of note paper that had a little saying …

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Sep 29 2010

Sad story about our assessment-crazed school system

If you haven’t heard about this yet, please go read this article from the LA Times that describes the story of one LA area teacher who committed suicide due to the publishing (in the LA Times, mind you) of his “value-added” assessment scores as a teacher. While I’m the first one to argue that something like …

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Sep 26 2010

Website Evaluation Checklist

I just created a checklist for evaluating websites for their validity/value. This is aimed mostly at educators (my primary audience), but college students and even high school students would also make good use of it (the younger ones, not so much). I used a page at Lesley University’s site as a guide for the content, …

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Sep 17 2010

“Exposing What is True”

The second chapter of Warlick's Redefining Literacy 2.0 is entitled, “Exposing What is True.” In it, he discusses several tools and techniques that people use to identify the validity of resources found on the internet, as well as how to find the resources in the first place. Students, he says, used to be solely at …

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Sep 17 2010

"Exposing What is True"

The second chapter of Warlick's Redefining Literacy 2.0 is entitled, “Exposing What is True.” In it, he discusses several tools and techniques that people use to identify the validity of resources found on the internet, as well as how to find the resources in the first place. Students, he says, used to be solely at …

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Sep 16 2010

Fun with Google Instant Search

While you’re waiting for me to post this week’s reflection, please enjoy this video that employs the new Google Instant Search. (Again, edublogs won’t let me embed it below. If you figure out what I’m doing wrong, please tell me in the comments below!)

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Sep 11 2010

Teaching Literacy in the 21st Century

As I was sitting, brainstorming, trying to imagine how one would go about teaching literacy in the 21st century, I was having a terrible time with it. My thoughts were random, disconnected, and all over the map. Even using mind maps, I couldn’t seem to organize my thoughts about what a 21st century classroom would …

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Sep 09 2010

Social Media Revolution

The video posted (“Pay Attention“) in my class assignment this week reminded me of a video that was going around on Facebook and Twitter a little over a year ago that points out the power of social networking. While you’re waiting for me to do this week’s post, why don’t you check out this video …

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Aug 30 2010

Step Three: Profit!

“Stop integrating technology and, instead, redefine literacy and integrate that.” –D. Warlick, Redefining Literacy 2.0 In what almost sounds like an homage to the creative work of Trey Parker, Warlick (2008) seemingly creates the following easy three-step process to improving the educational system as we know it: Step One: Stop integrating technology Step Two: Redefine …

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Aug 30 2010

Quick Review: Three Open-Source Textbooks

In an attempt to journal my findings and research that I perform for my MS degree, I thought I’d supplement “required” writings with just a few thoughts about some of the resources that I come across over time. Thus is born the first of my “Quick Reviews.” My reviews will literally be quick–just a couple …

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