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 […]

PJ Haarsma & Frank Beddor discuss becoming authors at AETA

Date October 19, 2009

Today at Arizona English Teacher’s Association Frank Beddor, the author of The Looking Glass Wars, and PJ Haarsma, the author of The Softwire Series, are discussing their books in a keynote entitled “Something funny happened on the way to becoming an author”. The two men have been friends from before they became authors and told […]

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, […]

Science Fiction and Gaming in the High School Classroom

Date December 31, 2008

In Novemember at NCTE I headed into a session where PJ Haarsma, the author of The Softwire series, was presenting on Science Fiction and Gaming in the High School Classroom. I was hoping to have PJ sign his up and coming book The Softwire: Wormhole Pirates on Orbis 3. When I walked in, Jim Blasingame, […]