Thoughts from #140edu conference

  Thanks to Twitter and livestreaming, I’m attending #140EDU, a fabulous conference about the State of Now in Education, organized by Jeff Pulver and Chris Lehmann. I’m live blogging my notes so as to remember some of the excellent content I am hearing and to share it out.   Adam Bellow quoting –Claire Crossley ‏@ClaireSMBB”  Another little piece of brilliance from @adambellow ~ “date the tools, marry the abilities” when it comes to social media Retweeted by C Foote “Trust in the power of we to provide” “Letting go […]

Where is the media?

I just returned from the ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) annual conference — an international gathering of over 15,000 educators and leaders and representing more than 100,000 ISTE members who are highly involved in using technology in their schools. Many of the “best of the best” practitioners of instruction are there sharing with their colleagues, having serious conversations about issues in education. And yet where was the media? When I run a Google search for ISTE 2012 and the New York Times, the only stories […]

Reflections and Recollections: ISTE 2012

Can any school create a common core for Lady Gaga?  (Yong Zhao) Curriculum should develop the personal strength of students.  It’s not about fixing deficits.  (Yong Zhao) Less us, more them.  (Gary Stager) Learn first, teach second.  (Will Richardson) What IF?  (David Jakes) What do we need to unlearn?  (Will Richardson) “Don’t Deliver Curriculum.  DISCOVER it.”  (Will Richardson) “Most of us work in schools that have had computers for 30 years and yet we are still cajoling teachers to use them.”  (Gary Stager) “Why should I […]

Listening to teacher voices

Dear Brian Williams and NBC– NBC recently announced that they are hosting a series called Education Nation taking place across all their networks the entire week of September 26.  The project is a laudable goal, and one always holds out hope for a “real” conversation about these issues.  Yet when I looked through the speakers at the summit, I noticed to my surprise not one educator,  principal, teacher, or prominent education writer/blogger, or author was included in the summit.  Yet you did include several reporters from your network, […]