Listening to Students about Technology

According to the National Association of Independent Schools' Commission on Accreditation, twenty-first century students are qualitatively different from all students before them: I've been considering that assertion for some time, and began to wonder what would happen if we asked students for open-ended feedback about their experiences with technology in school.  If, instead of giving … Continue reading Listening to Students about Technology

Everything Wrong With The Way We Talk About Education and Technology in 1,200 Words.

Here it is: Risk, by Bruce Dixon Too long, didn't read? Here’s a summary: Dixon assumes that "change" is the same thing as "progress". He asserts that who resist change always do so based on fear and ignorance. He denounces critical examination. And he drops the ball on the notion of “risk” several times, conflating … Continue reading Everything Wrong With The Way We Talk About Education and Technology in 1,200 Words.

Becoming Better Together: Re-Thinking The Faculty In-Service

Photo Credit The academic summer vacation is a long, tranquil mix of relaxation and productivity. Murder mysteries vie for attention with monographs, time with family alternates with professional development, and the active badgers the contemplative to get up and out, exploring and doing. Active, we’re nagged by a feeling of intellectual irresponsibility, while contemplative hours … Continue reading Becoming Better Together: Re-Thinking The Faculty In-Service