A few highlights from ICE09

Illinois Computing Educators 2009 has come and gone! I'm too tired to write a coherant wrap up post right now, but I will say this: There was a closeness, family type of feeling there this year beyond what I've seen in years past. Not that it hasn't always been a tight knit group, and a [...]

By | February 27th, 2009|Conferences, ICE Conference|1 Comment

Your Digital Dossier

Andy Carvin shared this video via tweet that does in incredible job of summing up what the New Permanent Record is, in a much more succinct way than I've ever managed to. As you watch this video, consider what these students will look like when they enter your classroom. Honestly, will they care one whit [...]

By | February 19th, 2009|Musings, policy, Social Networking, YouTube|68 Comments

Constructing Modern Knowledge

A few words from guest blogger, Gary Stager Why I Created Constructing Modern Knowledge Gary S. Stager, Ph.D. Sincere thanks to Steve Dembo for the generous loan of his blog! During my career I've had the privilege of working with many of my heroes - Seymour Papert, David Thornburg, Fred D'Ignazio, Jonathan Kozol, Bruce Dixon [...]

By | February 13th, 2009|Conferences|2 Comments

A toad-ally incredible mashup!

I wish I had checked out Traci Blazosky's blog before I saw her at PETE&C, because if I had I would have hopped at the chance to use her recent post in my presentation. She mashed up a blabberize, some images, a song, a voiceover and more to create a toad-ally incredible video demonstrating not [...]

By | February 12th, 2009|Quickies, Web 2.0|2 Comments

When in doubt, ban EVERYTHING

Jim Beeghley pointed out to me a bill that was introduced in Pennsylvania that made me start dry heaving at my desk. House Bill number 363 of 2009 attempts to amend an earlier bill to further prohibit "telephone pagers and certain electronic devices." It's short and sweet. The possession by students of telephone paging devices, [...]

By | February 12th, 2009|mobile|7 Comments

Because we’re ALL Jobless in Chicago

Image by khalilshah via FlickrAs many of you have seen on Twitter lately, I've been promoting my wife's new social network Jobless In Chicago. She was one of the many people who were let go from their jobs as the economy has continued it's steady nosedive. With signs looking like things will be getting worse [...]

By | February 9th, 2009|General News|3 Comments

Film on the Fly

Image by Getty Images via DaylifeJanet English over at KOCE has been hard at work putting together the Film on the Fly video challenge and yesterday was the big day! Early in the day, she sent out a text message to everyone who signed up with the prompt: "Everything changed - when the box mysteriously [...]

By | February 9th, 2009|mobile, YouTube|1 Comment

Welcome to the shiny new Teach42

Welcome to the new theme for Teach42.com! This is something that's been in the works for quite a while now (far too long), but I'm thrilled to finally switch over to it today. I'd been thinking about getting myself a new theme since I started seeing other blogs using the same one I'd be using. [...]

By | February 9th, 2009|General News|6 Comments