Pottermore: A Glimpse at the Future of e-Books

Pottermore debuted a few months ago as the exclusive site to buy the Harry Potter books. I’m on break from teaching at the moment and I decided to try it out. I came away from the experience more impressed than I have been by a storefront in a long time. Let me . . . → Read More: Pottermore: A Glimpse at the Future of e-Books

Teachers Are The Enemy

I rarely listen to the radio, but since I’ve moved back to New Jersey, I’ve been doing a lot of driving since my new job is located 2 hours north of where I’m currently staying. Over the last few days, a radio advertisement has been playing that got so annoyed that I . . . → Read More: Teachers Are The Enemy

Teaching with Google Voice

If you missed the announcement yesterday, Google Voice is now available to everyone in the US. Google Voice is an outstanding service that I’ve been using for about a year. In short, when you sign up, you receive a phone number that you can direct to any of your phones at any . . . → Read More: Teaching with Google Voice

Differentiating Teacher Training

I am so thankful to all of the wonderful and dynamic people who participated in the blog’s recent Diffusion of Innovations series. We’ve been able to benefit and learn from the collective experiences of teachers, trainers, IT professionals, and librarians. As a way to close the series, I would just like to . . . → Read More: Differentiating Teacher Training

Pass It On! Some Great Blogs to Take a Look At

Recently, Christopher Rogers tagged me in a blog post. I was honored for him to mention this blog as one that he reads regularly and I would like to do the same.

The rules of this award:

1– Copy and dis play the pic ture of the award given to you;

2– Link . . . → Read More: Pass It On! Some Great Blogs to Take a Look At

The Role of the Librarian

This year has been immensely rewarding for me. This has been my first year as a school library media specialist. I have given my official resignation to my employers and I finish next Wednesday. I am taking a position in the Northeast because it is both a great opportunity and because it . . . → Read More: The Role of the Librarian

Pavlov’s Dogs; Is That What We Call Our Kids?

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the messages that we send our students simply by the way we do things. Everything we do in school sends a message to our students, so we need to choose our words and actions carefully. Everything should have a purpose. This year, as the technologically . . . → Read More: Pavlov’s Dogs; Is That What We Call Our Kids?

It’s Never Too Late to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Debra Gottsled was one of the first people I connected with on Twitter. With the governor of NJ enacting so many policies that will likely hurt NJ students in the long run, it is refreshing to hear someone so forward thinking. She has been a great supporter of this blog and of . . . → Read More: It’s Never Too Late to Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

How Technology Should Support Education

This post is written for a guest blog post for series on Socratech Seminars.

Howard Chan asked me to write about the role of the technology department in education. I have written implicitly about this on many occasions both on this blog and on Twitter. In fact, Howard, Keith Bockwoldt, and I . . . → Read More: How Technology Should Support Education

Blogs I've Commented on This Week

I have been trying, sometimes successfully, to comment on at least one blog per day. I appreciate the deep discussion that can come from a well-written blog entry. I’ve decided, after being inspired to do the same by Dan Callahan and Aaron Eyler, to keep a record of the blogs that I’ve . . . → Read More: Blogs I’ve Commented on This Week