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Discovering Computer Literacy

It has been a long time since I had someone read to me. I’m not sure enabling text-to-speech on my Kindle counts as “someone” reading to me, but it was close enough. 657 more words



At First I want to Say:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

Now, I’m going to speak about…

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Filming Discussions - the digital fish-bowl

There is nothing I enjoy more, as an English teacher, than a rousing discussion about a poem! In the past I have regularly used what I called poetry circles to encourage students to talk about poems, in a circle. 330 more words

Web 2.0 Tools

It’s Here! Meet the Latest Version of Kurzweil 3000-firefly

Close to 40 updates were made to Kurzweil 3000 for Windows, Macintosh and the web-based firefly. While Kurzweil 3000-firefly users have had access to many of these enhancements with monthly updates, as part of their on-going subscription, users of only Kurzweil 3000 will now have the opportunity to upgrade their software starting today. 478 more words

Collaborative Learning

How Learning is Like Surgery; by: Sherwin Chen

As a learning professional, when do you say mission accomplished? Is it when the class ends and the learners turn in their class surveys? Or perhaps it is when that web-based program has been tested and is available on the learning management system? 592 more words


23 Reasons Why the FIFA World Cup is Like Traditional Old-School Education



This just in from the Half Tongue-in-Cheek Department:


The FIFA World Cup, said someone once, rather disparagingly, involves national teams of overpaid players with lovely haircuts kicking a ball around, falling elaborately for no particular reason and acting confused when they do something wrong. 731 more words


Giving Voice to All Students: Jigsaw

In an earlier posting I (Clive) advocated giving students a lot of “air time” in class, and outlined several techniques for ensuring that all students are heard. 230 more words