Tag Archive: Review

Jan 20

Imagine Leadership: A Reaction

My knee-jerk reaction to this video was how “American” it is. Despite its focus on the global populace, its central message of “everyone can be a leader” is a very Western idea. Having spent a month in Japan and more than 9 months preparing for that month, I can attest that the Japanese have the …

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Nov 18

More on open source.

Just mere days ago, I wrote an article discussing the possible benefits of using open source tools in education. Today’s School CIO e-news features an article that talks about that very thing. This particular article, by Pam Derringer, goes beyond the usual “open source saves you money!” and looks more at the potential there is …

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Nov 11

Getting every student excited about writing

The Tech & Learning blog featured an article today by Lisa Nielsen called The Secret to Getting Every Student Excited About Writing. It’s a very well-written article about an issue that we have been discussing in my graduate courses lately: authentic assignments. The key to getting kids excited about writing is to make it so there’s …

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Oct 31

Quick Review: T&L Webinar

On this past Thursday, I attended a webinar (I hate that word, but can’t think of one better) co-hosted by Tech & Learning magazine and Lightspeed Systems entitled “Ensuring Safety, Security, and Success with Mobile Learning.” It featured a testimonial from the chief technology officer from a school district in Texas, as well as a …

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Oct 15

Is all writing writing?

“To teach students to write compellingly, we must give them compelling reasons to write.” – D. Warlick, Redefining Literacy 2.0 I see writing in the milieu of academia as an inverse bell curve or a parabolic curve. With interest in subject matter on the vertical axis and grade level on the horizontal, a very large …

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Oct 04

Quick Review: Study tools #1

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I wanted to just share a couple of tools that I use all the time to study, research, etc. I also use them in my personal life too, for just about everything. These are two tools that are free and do not require additional hardware devices, but are both greatly enhanced by the addition of …

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Oct 02

Quick Review: Additional Tools

I wanted to jump in here and give all my readers (all four of you?) a few more sites to add to your arsenal. These sites are not new to me, but instead, they are resources to add to the several that David Warlick mentions in chapter 3 of his book, Redefining Literacy 2.0. First …

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Sep 17

“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

"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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Aug 30

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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