Legally Liable?

Posted by on Apr 19, 2009

I read a story today that all but requires me to follow up with the ideas discussed in my recent post, “Technology Guidelines.” I’ve been simultaneously encouraged and challenged by the comments to the post, and I’m heartened to see many affirm my position on the issues.  There remains, however, one nagging thought that I […]

Letting Literacy be Literacy

Posted by on Apr 6, 2009

In my opinion, most often discussions of “new literacies” are really discussions of new skills in applying literacy to new contexts. Let me explain. Literacy, at its core, is about gathering and conveying meaning through communication. In the very beginning, before modern language, there was showing and viewing. I’d show you how to hunt a […]

An Online Identity Crisis of Sorts

Posted by on Mar 27, 2009

A few weeks ago I took my life into my own hands and faced certain ruin and potential eternal consequences.  I sent a tweet from church. My wife had to leave service to take care of our young son, and I was left to my own devices.  Quite literally.  I decided to try an experiment […]

What if…

Posted by on Nov 17, 2008

What if we stopped for just a moment, took a step back, and asked why?  Why are we engaging in education the way we are right now?  Why is it that the modern construct of education not only looks the way that it does, but why are we using it? Maybe a better way to […]

It’s Not About Technology

Posted by on Oct 17, 2008

Sometimes we experience things that just won’t leave us alone. Something profound will leave an indelible mark, and later, we’ll be engaging the routines of life, and our minds will bring us back to the thought we assumed we had forgotten. A thought we can’t seem to leave alone. This week, that thought was brought […]