Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Amber Case on TED Talk

Just watched this fascinating TED Talk - relates perfectly to my interests in terms of the relationship between technology and development.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Google Brand Recognition

I don't always agree with Mark Bauerline, and actually can't believe he wrote this piece The Brand in the Classroom as it is pro-technology use in education. However it is exactly related to my interests, and the focus of my work this spring - the relationship between digital media use and cognitive development. As teachers how do we leverage the tools students already know and use? Can we help them navigate the difference between academic and social uses?

Friday, January 8, 2010

Beginning again

The start of a new semester is such a wonderful opportunity to recommit to old practices, like keeping this blog. So here I go again. Thinking about my own beliefs with using computers in pursuit of literacy goals. I have to say it has always been part of my learning landscape, so it feels like a natural part of the way we are literate.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A New Study on Writing

Just read this great article about the fact that a review of college-student's writing suggests that we are seeing a new literacy - excited to read the research
Article: http://www.wired.com/techbiz/people/magazine/17-09/st_thompson
Study http://ssw.stanford.edu/about/about.php

Monday, June 29, 2009

Google Wave

Oh wow, watching this video from Google about GoogleWave - the implications for education are huge.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Digital Youth Network

Just saw information about the Digital Youth Network and the Remix World - looks like a classroom version of Facebook - wonder what the difference is from NING software - I'll have to play soon and figure out if one works better than the other.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies

The NCTE Definition of 21st Century Literacies

As new media shifts how we read, write and collaborate, the definition of what it means to be literate also shifts. This is the definition of these new practices as published by the NCTE. I find it exciting that the list is so full of process and socially mediated practices.