Author Archives: Katy Foster

About Katy Foster

I am an Assistant Principal in Larkspur, CA. I blog to publicly reflect on my own learning in leadership.

Merit Pay Has No Merit

California Governor Jerry Brown has long been a political ally of the influential California Teachers Association (CTA), so it came as no surprise to some that he came out in his recent State of the State address in favor of … Continue reading

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Higher Education – The Next Bubble?

In The Journal of Higher Education, Horton and Cronin (2009, May 22) asked the question, “Will higher education be the next bubble to burst?” They point to the fact that tuition continues to rise at most schools while at the … Continue reading

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Learning is Everywhere

In looking at education of the future this week, I looked more deeply into the idea of ubiquitous learning.  Ubiquitous learning is often simply defined as learning anywhere, anytime and is therefore closely associated with mobile technologies. The portability of … Continue reading

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My (big, fat) PLN

Last week we were looking at Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and/or Personal Learning Environments. When I first looked at the assignment I have to admit that I was not very excited. I had heard the terms and read some about … Continue reading

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Aggregation and curation – wedding or salon?

This week we are investigating the idea of curating on the web.  The image to the right was used by my professor, Karen Hamilton, in her presentation about how we manage the enormous amounts of information we get from the … Continue reading

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New Teacher 2.0 with Paper.li

This week’s assignment has us looking at web 2.0 media creation tools in the context of our research on the future of education.  As one of my professional goals this year is to expand my PLN using Twitter, I though … Continue reading

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The Future of Education is Now

It is a beautiful thing that I should find myself writing about the future of education for my online class as I am in my car, logged in to the Internet through my iPhone personal hotspot, driving up to the … Continue reading

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