Andrew's Blog – January 2008 Archive (3)

Who Should Control Information?

I've written about the fear of the internet

before. I consider this fear to be a real barrier in schools even

though so many enlightened educators are using technology in effective

and inspiring ways (ie..Classroom2.0!). Angela brings up a great point. To wit: "We can’t control the information. Suddenly, there are too many options.


Added by Andrew on January 11, 2008 at 6:16pm — 1 Comment

A Thought About The Kindle E-Book Reader

I have previously posted about

my belief that the Kindle has potential to be widely adopted in schools

and by teachers. Here are two reasons why this may have some traction:
  • Literacy rates are down and there are mandates (NCLB, for example) to raise literacy rates in schools across the country.

  • The Kindle looks and feels like a toy (or video game; or…

Added by Andrew on January 9, 2008 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Why Educators Should Read Seth Godin

Why should a teacher or any other educational leader read Seth Godin? There are two compelling reasons as far as I’m concerned:

1- He talks (writes) common sense.

2- He insists on evidence as a driving force for decision making and change.

Nearly every blog post he writes and every paragraph in his books contains these two elements. Why should common sense and evidence be important to…


Added by Andrew on January 9, 2008 at 1:04pm — No Comments


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