Monday, December 20, 2010

Posterous Groups: good for class websites?

Posterous, the super-easy blog site (sorry, Blogger) just announced Posterous Groups (via their official blog). Looks like it might be ideal for setting up a class website. What do you think? Tell me int he comments!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

some of my Full Sail research

In case any of you were curious, here's a summary of the action research I did for my master's program in Educational Media Design at Full Sail University.

Comments and feedback would be awesome. Rock on everyone.

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Assessment Problem

The Assessment Problem

GREAT post from Weblogg-Ed on one of my favorite topics (read: pet peeves), assessments. I'm a longtime fan of Will Richardson's blog, one of the first to really to address social media (back when there was only "blogging" in that category) in education. Comments encouraged!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Would they listen if the KIDS told them?

By now, many of you may have heard about the recent high school valedictorian speech in which one very articulate young woman blasts the traditional educational system:

"Some of you may be thinking, “Well, if you pass a test, or become valedictorian, didn’t you learn something? Well, yes, you learned something, but not all that you could have. Perhaps, you only learned how to memorize names, places, and dates to later on forget in order to clear your mind for the next test. School is not all that it can be. Right now, it is a place for most people to determine that their goal is to get out as soon as possible."

Um, yeah...what she said.

Watch the video here:

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Dan Brown: An Open Letter to Educators

I haven't posted here in a very long time. Quite frankly, I've been too busy in graduate school, trying desperately NOT to become the type of educator Dan Brown describes as his typical college professor. I don't wish to comment any further on something that I think Dan says quite eloquently on his own, so instead I'll merely share this with you all as proverbial food for thought...