Entries Categorized as 'student2.0'

Willis Junior High School: Blended Learning comes to the Chandler Unified School District

Date November 6, 2011

My current teaching contract commenced in 2004 and soon afterward social media, for me, sky rocketed. A short time later, most of my communicative life moved into what very few people at the time knew as “the cloud”. Facebook was still locked to the universities and Yahoo! was still a huge stock option for many […]

Google Doc Group Sharing

Date February 9, 2011

Ok, ladies & gentlemen, drum roll please! You can now a Google Document and/or Google Document Folder with a Google Group. When you do, every member of that group is now shared to that Google Doc file/folder. I teach high school using Google Docs and have 100+ students in Google Groups. I use to have […]

Diigo as research repository

Date February 3, 2011

At the high school, we wanted to find a way to have the students keep their resources from year to year so they can build their own resource aggregation. Discussions of Diigo emerged and we realized we could use Diigo to build their repository. Below is just one example of a set of annotations my […]

21 Things That Will Become Obsolete in Education by 2020

Date January 28, 2011

“Within the decade, it will either become the norm to teach this course (high school Algebra I) in middle school or we’ll have finally woken up to the fact that there’s no reason to give algebra weight over statistics and IT in high school for non-math majors (and they will have all taken it in […]

Crude & Awkward: Educational Forms & Teacher 2.0

Date November 22, 2010

Crude & Awkward: Educational Forms & Teacher 2.0 In a recent panel I chaired at National Council of Teachers of English entitled LEARNING LITERATE LIVES: 21ST CENTURY LITERACY SKILLS BEYOND INDIVIDUAL TECHNOLOGIES with Shelley Rodrigo, Chad Sansing, and William Kist, the discussion revolved around grass roots educational reform in terms of trying to move beyond […]

NCTE: Orlando

Date November 19, 2010

So here I am at my 4th NCTE. Been a member since 1999 (think Nashville), but didn’t begin really attending until San Antonio when we really began to try to wrap our brains around 21st Century learning and Student 2.0. Then it was my colleague Ian and me, sharing a room, meeting some awesome people, […]

Socialnomics Rap (Power to the People)

Date April 30, 2010

For my students independent reading project this quarter, they had to make a video that showcased one of the books from a short reading list that included Socialnomics by Erik Qualman. This group wanted to turn their’s in two weeks early. Here it is.

Student 2.0

Date March 24, 2010

Here’s a video turned on to me from a colleague in LA. It showcases a partnership between APPLE and students at Paradise Valley Unified School District with how today’s students use mobile devices, like iPod touches, to better enhance their learning and education. Something I try to do daily in my own high school classes. […]

Socialnomics and social media in education

Date January 14, 2010

Consider the information in the video above. What is the purpose behind the video? If we define the video in terms of the rhetorical situation, there’s certain analysis that is evident albeit if I then explain to you that it’s an advertisement for a paper book, how does that change your consideration for the above […]

AETA Conference: Something happen on the way to hanging with cool authors

Date October 23, 2009

This past weekend I was accepted to speak both days at the Arizona English Teacher’s Association, which occurs in central Arizona each fall. Shelley Rodrigo and I had decided we’d present on Embracing the Chaos of Web 2.0, but I also had some other ideas. Sometimes I find there are certain technologies I’ve used for […]