A Lack of Critical Thinking
I’m a bit frustrated and discouraged at the general lack of critical thinking taking place in educational technology today. I’ll give you a couple examples, and I’m sure some people will take the opportunity to disagree with me. Which is good. Because it will provide evidence both for and against why I’m frustrated. I know […]
Airplanes and Education
A couple things ran through my mind today as I flew into San Antonio for the 2010 ASCD conference. Both related to education. On the trip, I started reading 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in our Times by Bernie Trilling and Charles Fadel. Admittedly, I’m not the biggest fan of the name. I don’t […]
Communication and Collaboration
This week I had the distinct privilege of presenting two sessions on Communication and Collaboration at District 30 in Illinois with Andy Kohl. Although we had enough material to last us through the day, we tried to cram it all in a 90 minute time slot. Needless to say, we didn’t get to everything. I […]
What is Curriculum?
I have been in education for ten years, and I haven’t thought enough about that question. I’m now in the second week of the course, “Curriculum Theory” in my JHU-ISTE program, and we’ve started wrestling with some tough questions about curriculum. The first being the title for this post. What is curriculum? It seems the […]
What’s the Goal?
There exists a philosophy of technology that states we should be dedicating specific time in our school day to teach students finite skills of operating computing technology. That in order to prepare our students properly for the world, we must teach them how to word process and how to operate Power Point and how to […]