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This post begins in a place that’s far away from, well, just about everything. We’re traveling to place called Zuni Pueblo in northern New Mexico. Zuni is miles away from McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and many other corporate flagships that permeate our society. For example, it’s a 45-minute drive down a one-lane road just to find a grocery store.[…] Continue Reading »
Back in the days of giant desktop computers and Microsoft Publisher, you were my teacher. You showed me how to create digital learning spaces for my students, and you guided me as I started to think about the ways that technology could transform students into authentic writers and publishers.
Although it has been many years since you were my teacher, you still influence my learning.[…] Continue Reading »
Overcoming my dad telling me that I could never amount to anything is what has made me the megalomaniac that you see today. –Bono
Sometimes bucking the system feels good, renegade or even revolutionary. When we throw away the status quo and typical extrinsic motivators, it’s amazing what we can do.
Consider Jimmy Wales, Michael Jordan and Dr.[…] Continue Reading »
As the president prepares to update our nation on critical issues with his State of the Union address, I wanted to provide the Edcamp community with a brief State of the Edcamp address. Thanks to YOUR hard work, Edcampers, the face of professional development for educators is changing.[…] Continue Reading »