Monthly Archives: January 2012

What I’m learning at Educon

My blog is titled “what I learned today” because I believe that teachers should be “lead learners” and that students should have answers to questions such as “what did you create with people from around the world today?” and “what … Continue reading

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Bringing a Picture to Life

Here’s a great picture I saw on NPR’s website back in May 2011: So first things first — there’s no way that’s a picture, right? It’s too surrealistic with twisted branches — and that sky — the sky is never … Continue reading

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Inspiring Will Richardson video (found via Twitter)

This is an amazing 5-minute video by Will Richardson about how the world we’re learning in is different from the world our children grew up in. It’s REALLY worth seeing. Stop reading now and watch it. If you are a rebel who … Continue reading

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Bringing Books to Life

I learned today about a superb resource called Book Drum, thanks to Susan Davis, who wrote a wonderful post on the PLP network — Knocked Out of My Orbit: Becoming a 21st Century Educator. Here’s the paragraph in Susan’s post that … Continue reading

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New Hampshire Primary primer (for middle schoolers)

This is a post for middle (and high) school students who have not yet been paying attention to the Republican Presidential Race, but want to start paying attention. You may be curious why there’s all this attention focused on New … Continue reading

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Why blog?

Clearly, you know about blogs (you’re reading one now!) But while you read blogs, do you yourself blog? Until about a year ago, my answer would have been no.  I had a blog and I dabbled with it, but I … Continue reading

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How to build (& get feedback from) your learning network

I had a fascinating conversation yesterday with a teacher who helped me think more concretely about one of the objectives for students who graduate from my school, Triangle Learning Community (TLC). I want students to build a learning network of interesting people they … Continue reading

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