TGIW: good day when you are a PowerPoint wiz?

Today was a good teaching day.  I felt particularly proud of my school’s student body when they were the ones leading the standing ovations (not the staff) during an all-school presentation by a Holocaust survivor.  There was an air of productivity and perspective that permeated throughout the rest of the day. I was very happy Read More …

reaction: “Educators, Technology and 21st Century Skills: Dispelling Five Myths”

[O]n-the-job technology training for teachers focuses on how to operate new equipment, but not necessarily on how to integrate it into the fabric of their instruction. For this, schools would need to have technology professionals and academic staff, such as master teachers and instructional coaches, working side by side with teachers as they learn, practice Read More …

what a waste of my time: WiFi at your public library

Does anyone else see a problem with your public library not providing enough bandwidth to load GMail or GoogleDocs? I just finished crafting a very formal email of complaint to my local library for not meeting the needs of patrons today with adequate WiFi.  I am currently enrolled in two hybrid (face-to-face + online) graduate Read More …

that was perhaps one of the more distressing starts to a new course

One of my grad school classes started up today, and I feel I need to label the experience as one of the more depressing beginnings to a new semester. We talked at length about a book called A Whole New Mind.  Excerpts were read and discussed; the overall gist was that America has gone through Read More …