Durff's Blog – July 2009 Archive (3)

Remembering

I woke up with all intentions of not ruminating over this at all. Didn't work out that way at all.

Last year about this time, Lee Baber lost her battle with cancer. Here is the link to the EdTechTalk Memorial Page --> http://edtechtalk.com/lee_baber

I hear August 19th was her birthday. I wonder if an impromptu webcast… Continue

Added by Durff on July 31, 2009 at 8:22am — No Comments

Comprehension

I'm reading the following for a course I am taking,



schools need to be able to provide high-quality instruction in both word-level and comprehension skills in order to meet the diverse needs of students who continue to struggle with reading in late-elementary, middle, and high school



and it occurs to me that this statement appears perfectly okay. But is it? If literacy is communicating and comprehending using a medium, then isn't… Continue

Added by Durff on July 27, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Powerful Learning

Which is more powerful, a service or a community? This idea came up during the last ETT Community Meeting. A service was defined as a fully funded entity like your landline or your local hospital or even your community college. A community was defined more like a bunch of people who contribute to each other's learning. A community is an entity with which you can engage, and by engaging, learn.

The difference is both a but murky but at the same… Continue

Added by Durff on July 21, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

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