I spent some time with Marc Prensky and some fellow teachers today. We were there to discuss anything education. The format was a bit hinky as we were arranged in a large circle and were asked to simply, well, ask Marc questions. We had an hour. Now, to know me is to know that I can talk… Read More Futurcation and Prensky
ACT testing was today and I, for once, did not have to proctor the exam. I essentially had the morning off from teaching and student contact. Upon learning this a friend and colleague of mine (@robhazle) invited me to “geek out” with him at a local coffee shop. “Let’s drink some java and build some Arduino boards.”… Read More Caffeinated Collaboration
As I’ve taught some Earth/Space/Environmental Science this semester, I’ve made an effort to incorporate some Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technology to add both depth and relevance. We began by using some investigations designed by Al Bodzin of Lehigh University designed to investigate tectonic activity as related to plate boundaries, earthquake and volcanic activity, and plate motion. Bodzin… Read More Special Spatial Thinking & Analysis
Chris Lehmann: We live in amazing times. This time is a time of faster technological change than anything ever seen before in human history. And with that technological change has come incredible changes in the way we live our lives. And while schools are historically slow to change, we are now seeing rapid changes in… Read More What’s Good is Good
East and West: How important is the “struggle?” Excellent video by @mpershan.
Change! This year I’m working as a district-level Instructional Technology Coordinator, which is much different than teaching students chemistry and biotechnology and serving as a department (content) lead. Anyway, as part of my introduction to my new community I delivered a hastily prepared Ignite-style talk to an audience of high school, middle school, and elementary… Read More Using Ignite Talks to Ignite Thought
I recently bumped into YouTube’s “American Idol” competition to identify ten “YouTube Next EDU Gurus” à la Khan Academy. Here’s an excerpt from YouTube’s blog: “We believe that inspiring online educators can come from all walks of life, and we want to find the next generation of educational YouTube stars – people with a talent… Read More YouTube Idol – Videos and Education