Learning tech in school & other eduzones

I'm working on the acec2010 conference, and it's got me thinking about education and technology again. Following the #edtech tag on twitter has been a great prompt to explore the field further.Here's a few of the topics that have piqued my interest...Learning: the brain's part....more

The Body (Un)comfortable: teaching with blogs

Recently Franci Cronje - a colleague of mine -  ran a blog project with her 2nd year students.  Some remarkable blog posts were created. Teaching with blogs is not as straightforward as it may seem, and Franci shared her experience with me:...more

#22 Poetic Justice: Out of the mouths of babes.

#22 Poetic Justice: Out of the mouths of babes....more

Pumpkin Spice Latte & Frugalista Chic

Ahh... the holidays are upon us... Images of sugar plums dancing in our heads while dreaming if Santa Claus will be providing us with treats (or a big fat lump of coal) under our Christmas trees. Who am I kidding?! That is what I want.. those images on the books I read to my son at bedtime. ...more

I love the holiday drinks. I splurge on Starbucks too. That is actually one of my favorite ...more

Miss School? You Can Listen in for Free.

There is a change in how education is being distributed, from elementary school to the college and university level. This is the time to ask yourself, "What do you want to learn?" I posed the question because there may be a free or open source education content that can fit your limited time availability, your energy and your desire to learn a subject. These are the beginning stages of an educational transformation. There is phenomenal educational content waiting for engagement. The class you need to feed your soul maybe as close as an mp3 recording or a video ready for download. ...more

Things do happen for a reason…sometimes you just have to wait…

I haven’t posted in a while. I have been incredibly busy with work and school and family-but that is not the topic of this post. I recently made a tough decision. I have decided to go a different direction in my educational career, a choice that will ultimately change my entire life....more

Teachers’ Campaign for Oprah’s Final Book Club Selection

Teachers’ Campaign for Oprah’s Final Book Selection“If You Want to Accomplish the Goals of Your Life, You Have to Begin with the Spirit” says the Queen of Talk, Ms. Oprah Gayle Winfrey. ...more

Journalism professor, students face subpoenas and accusations - what does it mean for the rest of us?

At the same time that leading journalists and scholars are calling on college journalism programs to help fill the void left by the decline of newspapers, a court case in Illinois is raising questions about the legal status of student journalists that could have a chilling effect on the risks that journalism professors will ask their students to take....more

The Medill Innocence Project has done great work in the past and should not be hampered from ...more

Memories of Ego Lessons and Perception

A long time ago I volunteered at a conference for Deaf/Blind participants held at Gallaudet University. It was a lot of fun. There were daily challenges to keep up with the participants who wanted to go everywhere and do everything. I was joyfully run ragged. I have one specific memory, a lesson that sticks with me to this day on expanding thinking beyond myself. ...more
Thank you for taking the time to write this. I really enjoyed reading it. There is a lot here to ...more