Entries from May 2009

Can a wiki promote reading? Sci-fi author thinks so

Date May 29, 2009

Here’s a link to an article written about the Wikiwire presentation last night. A nice shot of my student and some information I presented on Social Media and collective intelligence.

Wikiwire: The Softwire’s official lexicon revealed

Date May 29, 2009

Last year my friend Kerri Mathew contacted me regarding finding a way to hook up a science fiction writer, PJ Haarsma, with students eager to read his book, play his online game, and connect in new ways with young adult sci-fi. Having just come off a year project with Kerri working with wikis and fanfiction, […]

Mobile Pedagogy coming to the classroom

Date May 26, 2009

The (CC) image “iTouch” uploaded to Flickr by Américo Nunes was found by searching “iTouch”. In the past I’ve always had a no show policy for electronics in my high school English classrooms. This year that opinion has begun to shift. My syllabus clearly states that all mobile phones will be kept away and if […]

Harold Rheingold’s keynote at Maricopa Tech ’09

Date May 25, 2009

I originally posted this on May 19, 2008 here for the Maricopa Technology Conference. Getting ready for the Harold Rheingold, our morning Keynote. He’s thanking the teachers in his life, and said he is from AZ. He’s talking about his relationship with his 5th grade teacher. When he was asked to interview the principal he […]

Kid keeping a lending library of banned books in her locker

Date May 24, 2009

Found this interesting article today on how high school students are borrowing out banned books from their lockers.

Oxford and Berkeley

Date May 11, 2009

Four years ago, one of the coolest and smartest girls I’ve ever taught walked into my room. A year before that the laziest smart boy I ever taught spent a great year with me. The girl, Alexis, decided she wanted to go to an all girl’s college so she could learn devoid of those silly […]

Conquering Copyright Cofusion

Date May 2, 2009

This Arizona Tech Education Association session was on copyright. Check out the presentation below. Yes You Can: Conquering Copyright Confusion View more presentations from Kristin Hokanson.

Arizona Education Technology Plan

Date May 2, 2009

Session: The New Arizona Education Technology Plan from Cathy Poplin, Deputy Associate Superintendent for Educational Technology, Arizona Department of Education. We’re reviewing the ADE recommendations, “Transforming Education: Enabling Learning for All Arizona Students, The AZ Long-Range Strategic Educational Technology Plan”, for long term tech use in AZ schools. This can be frustrating with schools who […]