Tools change, not development

On the Teacher Leaders Network and at The Tempered Radical, a major discussion is taking place around the future of the brick and mortar school…


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Humanity harmed by technology?

I got to talking to a bunch of my students this week about the idea of virtual schooling after mentally wrestling with Shirky for awhile.  I kind of…


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The geographical ball and chain. . .

I'm reading Clay Shirky's new book, Here Comes Everybody.  In it, he explores how technology is changing human interactions---and he shares an…


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Present at a conference without leaving home!

Are you doing interesting work around 21st Century learning? Engaging your students with digital tools and then pushing them up Bloom's ladder with…


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Middle schoolers and Myspace

I got an email from a parent of a student that I know yesterday that asked what is becoming a pretty common question in today's day and age: I am…


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The digitally speaking learning community

Sometimes, my colleagues groan when I propose new uses for technology.  "That's just Bill being Bill," they say, "Where there's a will, there's just…


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A jazzy new feature at -- TCR?

The scholarly Teachers College Record website, known for its text-heavy abstracts and peer-reviewed research articles, is jazzing things up by…


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Twitter-ific success...

So I've been playing with Twitter all weekend long and today I had my first Twitter-ific success. For those of you who haven't quite made the Twitter…


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This is freaking delicious!

Figured I'd take a minute to explain some posts that you've probably noticed on The Tempered Radical that you may not be familiar with.  They're…


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Preparing the virtual teacher

Ever considered becoming a virtual teacher? Holding school in your bedroom slippers may have some appeal to many teaching veterans, but for most of…


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