Two years later: My brightening review of Microsoft Office 365 for Education

I was invited to the GMail and the Google Apps betas sometime in 2003 or 2004.  Take a minute for that to sink in…  Before Google Apps had taken over many school districts and before my experience as a New Tech Network teacher (where Echo and Google Apps ruled), I had grown up using arguably Read More …

My #UIWP13 writing process, visualized: How #UIWP2012 built relationships for collaborative writing

Philosopher, I am not. My next big piece of writing, however, is taking me into the realm of academe. “Scaffolding Conversations about Writing in Google Docs: An Inquiry into Feedback and Revision” is a proposed and accepted title that I am drafting with a great colleague and thought partner, Becca Woodard (@BeccaWoodard), who I met Read More …

@newtechnetwork Bring on the A/V to Echo Tasks! #echoAV

Over the past two weeks, as part of the 2012 University of Illinois Writing Project summer institute (#UIWP2012), so many passionate teachers who love writing and who want to see the teaching of writing improved have surrounded me.  Each day in the Writing Project, we have immersed ourselves in writing, reading and conversations that have Read More …