Monthly Archive: July 2015

Are You Hacking Branches, Or Are You Striking Roots?

A photo of a log being cut with an ax.

Note: This blog post originally appeared on EdReach.us on January 31, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at…
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All Things Are Changing, and We Are Changing With Them

This is a picture of the colors of leaves changing.

Note: This blog post originally appeared on EdReach.us on March 20, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. All things are changing, and we are changing with them. The phrase in Latin is “Omnia…
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Make No Little Plans

This is a picture of the Daniel Turnham 1909 plan for the city of Chicago

Note: This blog post originally appeared on EdReach.us on February 14, 2012. Since the site has been discontinued, I have decided to repost my work here. With the recent announcement of the ConnectHome initiative by the Obama Administration, this post,…
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Ask Yourself About SAMR

Think about SAMR. Think of how much it is discussed and morphed into graphics and merged with other ideas, like TPACK. Think about how much time people spend talking about it at conferences.  Thought about it? Now consider the following…
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A Closer Look at Flipping

A woman is doing a back flip.

I am a Twitter follower of Vicki Davis (@coolcatteacher). I recommend every educator and parent who cares about education follow Vicki and listen to her wonderful podcast. So I am intrigued when I see a tweet like the following from…
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Research into Ideal Digital Learning Spaces

A picture of notes and lists

Research conducted on the use of technology and digital learning spaces has told us about practices that produce evidence of student knowledge creation (CAST, 2011; Mitra, Dangwal, Chatterjee, Jha, Bisht, & Kapur 2005; Papert, 1993) beyond using a computer to simply…
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This Education Forecast Reads Like the Weather in LA

Ever see the movie “LA Story?” It is a romantic comedy that stars Steve Martin as Harris K. Telemacher, a Los Angeles weatherman looking for love. Being a weatherman in LA is easy enough. So much so that Harris pre-records…
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A Study of Children Using Minecraft

The video is a presentation I gave on a qualitative study I completed about children using Minecraft. The study showed Constructionist tendencies of the children and all six of the ISTE National Education Technology Standards for Students were observed. My full…
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