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 […]

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, […]

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. […]

Kindle vs. iTouch

Date October 22, 2009

Recently I was speaking with a colleague at Arizona State University who was eager to buy her first Kindle. I asked why she’d not considered an iTouch. She just shrugged, and I shared some researched I’d done last summer. Simply put you could buy a Kindle and read books, and that’s cool, but if you […]

What’s all this 2.0 about?

Date January 19, 2009

A lot of the time I am asked what it is that I do, what my website title “Teacher 2.0” means, and what the hell is Web 2.0? I can’t sit here and give you a complete answer to all of this, and just running a Google search on these terms will give you thousands […]

Facebook profiles as literary genre

Date November 22, 2008

In a session about the public profile as a literary genre. The presenter is talking about Facebook, and she mentioned it’s origins. I guess her son went to the Ivy league, so she truly knows where this all began. There are about 75-100 people in here, and I am concerned about the “random” public profiles […]

Students 2.0

Date June 19, 2008

I got this tweet on my phone today about a site called Student 2.0. Since my own site is called Teacher 2.0, I was intrigued. Got back to the hotel and decided to check it out. Looks like a group of students from all over the world (Hawaii, Korea, NYC, New England, Washington State, etc…) […]

Preparing students for the 21st century

Date June 16, 2008

Liz B. Davis outlined the following ways to prepare our school students for the 21st century here. Follow this link.