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Is the learning in your classroom "hard fun"?

Seymour Papert often talked about learning needing to be “hard fun”.  Make writing hard fun.  Make reading hard fun.  The term hard fun was brought to his attention by a student who was working on a LOGO project.   626 more words


Working in Blackboard

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Fifteen years ago I was working in an institution which invested in Blackboard as its first VLE. Looking back, I remember how relieved I was when the institution got Blackboard. 1,317 more words


In Deep Water With Audrey and Tressie

As an educator there are plenty of reasons to be on Twitter or to engage on other social media platforms. I’m a PE teacher finishing up a year’s hiatus from the classroom and looking forward to getting back into the routine of working with real children. 1,518 more words


History (and Future) of Education: It’s in the Details

In the History of Education, as in many other arenas, the Devil is in the Details — not only the Devil, also the opportunity to understand what works under what circumstances for what purposes. 819 more words


Duly observing:

I posted to twitter a list of links to some of my commentaries on the Khan Academy via a “shared GOogle Doc.”  There are, according to Google, 15 viewers of the doc.   188 more words

#Fedwiki is EASyR than you Think

For the learner, Ward Cunningham‘s Federated Wiki is at once curation, collaboration, and synthesis.  It’s old school HyperCard mashing up with wiki-anyone-can-edit-this philosophy, plus a little 1990s Wild West of the Internet thrown in.   667 more words

Teaching And Learning

Sales, Not Education

Recently an innocent tweet went down the wrong way. It provided a link to an article without further commentary. What I found was a post extolling the virtues of technology to “transform education” based on the freshly released NMC (New Media Consortium) Horizon Report – Higher Ed edition. 703 more words