Photos of the Week

Posted by on Jan 5, 2009

I really wish I had the motivation and dedication to do a 365 photos type experience.  For those of you unfamiliar with such an undertaking, the basic premise is to register with a group in a service like Flickr, take one photo a day, post the photo to the group’s stream, and repeat for one […]

21st Century Clarification

Posted by on Jan 1, 2009

I’m thoroughly enjoying the excellent discussion going on here about the whole notion of 21st Century Literacy.  I find it fascinating, and the conversation has me thinking about this in ways I never would have had we not all engaged in the discussion.  That’s certainly a testament to the power of collaborating and communicating, but […]

7 Things You Might Not (want to) Know About Me

Posted by on Dec 30, 2008

So I’ll take a quick break from the 21st Century Literacy discussion to indulge a much less academic call I’ve been given.  I have a follow up post written and incubating clarifying my position on the 21st Century discussion.  I’ll post that in the next couple days, but for now, I’ve been “tagged”.  Angela Maiers […]

21st Century Confusion

Posted by on Dec 20, 2008

I don’t think I’m a fan of the whole 21st Century Literacies concept.  I think there’s something fundamentally wrong with the entire approach.  I did say “think”, so I’m still working through all this.  Let me explain. The traditional definition of the term “literacy” means to be literate.  This comes from the most current version […]

What It’s All About

Posted by on Dec 10, 2008

Last month I had a compelling conversation with 21 educators in Moodle.  I’m still rather reeling from the whole discussion. I posed the question, “What is the goal of education?”  Much as I did in this post.  I received 21 profound, comprehensive, thought-provoking responses.  I, in turn, crafted my response to the question.  The following […]