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I know when you think of disruptors, you generally think of people. However, I found that an actual event caused me to be the disruptive person I am today.
All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis.” This proverbial saying has also commonly be quoted as “Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis”, meaning “The times are changed and we too are changed in them (or during them).” This idea is linked back to the Greek philosopher, Heraclitus who is believed to have said: ποταμοῖσι τοῖσιν αὐτοῖσιν ἐμϐαίνουσιν, ἕτερα καὶ ἕτερα ὕδατα ἐπιρρεῖ. [...]
Make no little plans. They have no magic to stir men’s blood and probably themselves will not be realized. Make big plans; aim high in hope and work, remembering that a noble, logical diagram once recorded will never die, but long after we are gone will be a living thing, asserting itself with ever-growing insistency. Remember that our sons and grandsons are going to do things that would stagger us. Let your watchword be order and your beacon beauty. Think [...]
The invitation to post an #EduWin has been in place for just over a week. This idea seems to be catching on evidenced by a few hundred unique tweets from educators sharing moments, large and small, from classrooms around the world. As I read through the submissions, I noticed some categories emerging: Spreading the word about #EduWin: Small Moments: Personal Moments/Personal Learning: Game Changing/Life Changing Moments: Collegial Moments: Global Connections: While I enjoyed reading [...]
Probably one of the scariest propositions of the iPad 1:1 Program at Forreston Junior/Senior High School was the idea that we were filtering only gambling and pornography via our Lightspeed filter system. Facebook is available. YouTube is available. iMessage is available. FaceTime is available. We have made our expectations of appropriate behavior clear to students and parents through documentation and meetings. We have almost five hundred students in grades six through twelve who have full access to these tools and [...]
For those of us working in the trenches in education to overhaul grading practices, the recent Educational Leadership journal from the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is a timely publication. Each article is dedicated to providing information about effective grading practices. The journal implies (actually it SHOUTS) the fact that grading practices are not effective in our schools. So what can we do as educational leaders to fix the grading problem? First, we have to acknowledge that the [...]
There is no shortage of blogposts or news articles about the positive aspects of the use of mobile devices in schools. You’ll find quite a few right here on EdReach. The article Principals Call for Mobile and Social Technologies in Schools from THE Journal has me hopeful for those schools where mobile technologies are banned or are in short number. The article explains that the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) has written a position statement encouraging (practically mandating) [...]
Thanks to the overwhelming popularity of mobile learning devices like phones, iPods, iPads, laptops, and netbooks, students of all abilities are using technology to discover new ways to immerse themselves in the learning experience. Students now have access to educational tools that allow them to enhance their own learning, wherever and whenever they want. Teachers have opportunities to individualize instruction in ways that simply didn’t exist five to ten years ago. Student learning is extending beyond the typical school day [...]
February is an amazing month for educational technology conferences. It typically starts with the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), then comes the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC), and this amazing month ends with the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) Conference. Having the opportunity to attend (and present at) two of these three conference this year was amazing. So, with the Illinois Computing Educators (ICE) conference just wrapping up and February coming to a close up my thoughts begin turning toward the question: [...]
The last nineteen days have heralded historic change and news organizations around the world are either strongly or subtly crediting Wael Ghonim’s Facebook page as the coalescing and driving force that led to the resignation of Hosni Mumbarak Egypt’s President and Dictator for the last 30 years. In some ways, Mumbarak’s January 28th order to shut down the internet in Egypt helps to fuel this argument. PARIS (AFP) – The scale of Egypt’s crackdown on the Internet and mobile phones [...]
A teachable moment. Today is one of those days Social Studies teachers yearn for. A Google employee creates a Facebook page, which incites an entire country to overthrow a ruthless dictator, and it all plays out live on the Internet for students everywhere to see. If you have a child in school, ask them if they know what happened today. If a teacher at your kid’s school did their job- if the school your child goes to did their job, [...]