On Being a Public Educator, or: Once Again, Why I Love The Web

Transforming by connection In my time as a teacher, I have tried purposefully to connect my students to experts beyond the walls of our classroom. When I began as a teacher in 1991, this was a pretty difficult task compared… Continue Reading

Conversations On An Instructional Gap

A Conversation In 2007, a then virtual-only colleague asked whether it was, “okay to be a technologically illiterate teacher?” NETS-T provides one standardized, big-picture perspective. Many others speak of new literacies unleashed by the reach of the Internet. A few… Continue Reading

Another Thousand “Whoa” Moments

Defining whoa A whoa moment is somewhat akin to the recently ubiquitous aha moment. And yet, there are important differences. Trolling online definitions of the “aha” moment generally returns descriptions of sudden comprehension or the “flash of insight related to… Continue Reading

There’s No Week Like EdWeek

Play along? Repeat the title in your head a few times. Did you get an odd desire to click your heels together? If so, it would be understandable. If you truly believe in the sentiment that “there’s no place like… Continue Reading