Monthly Archives: February 2011

A quick word on literacy and the digital divide

I am on vacation with my friend Brian who works in the advertising world.  We were talking about technology and education and he said that even in this bleak economic time his industry continues to grow and hire.  And that … Continue reading

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What’s Your Sentence?

Our class assignment this week was based on Daniel Pink’s challenge to “write your sentence,” inspired by Clare Booth Luce’s question to John F. Kennedy – what’s your sentence?  She was challenging him to focus his vision, something we school … Continue reading

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Teaching the Codes of Power

After my last post, I sent my blog link to a bunch of people, including my sister who is a teacher in a small coastal town over the hill from Silicon Valley.  She teaches in an immersion Kindergarten class where … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Teachers at Jane Doe High – Techstanding Challenge #1

Re:  Use of Technology in the Classrooms Dear Teachers of Jane Doe High School: What if I asked you right now to hand over your cell phones to me for the day because they have to be “off and away” … Continue reading

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This Revolution Will Not be Televised (it will be Tweeted)

I was an International Relations major and social studies teacher, and I have been fascinated by the revolution in Egypt.  The second highest recipient of US foreign aid, Egypt has played a role of peacekeeper of sorts in the Middle … Continue reading

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Living in the Digital Age

What a wonderful coincidence that in the week I am addressing the first Techstanding challenge from my professor, my iPhone broke. Although I have had it a mere year and a half I realize how much a part of my … Continue reading

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