Practical Application

Posted by on May 29, 2009

I might be wrong on this.  Feel free to posit your opinion and help me figure out what needs figuring. There is a philosophy of technology in education that says we should afford students the chance to interact and explore specific technology experiences to ensure exposure to the technology.  Let me give you an example. […]

Technically, It’s not a Tech Plan

Posted by on Feb 28, 2009

Technically, we already have a tech plan.  We are required to submit one to the state of Illinois in order to receive our eRate funding.  The problem is, while it’s a solid plan, its focus is far too narrow to be a true guiding document for the entire district’s implementation of technology.  We needed more.  […]

Focus from Fatherhood

Posted by on Jan 25, 2009

On Thursday, January 22nd, I became a father.  Life hands us many unfathomably incredible experiences as we live it, but none can compare to seeing life that you halved the responsibility in making come into existence in this world.  I must be forthright and admit, I was warned by many.  I was told it would […]

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 […]

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 […]