Sunday, February 26, 2006

TED 2006 Quote

"If you really want to know what society is going to be like in 20 years, don't ask a technologists like me: ask kindergarten teachers. They are the ones that know what society is going to be like in one generation". —Clifford Stoll

TED Blog

Friday, February 24, 2006


A colleague of mine from NJCU, Dr. Shamburg, recently informed me of a new online word processor--Writely. It seems like the ultimate answer to creating and sharing word processing documents from any computer with internet access. I am going to give the beta a try.

I already use mail2web for email access from anywhere(it is a lifesaver!).

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Discover NJCU

I'm in Austin, Texas. Tomorrow begins the Exhibitor portion of the TCEA conference. I'm here as a partner with Discovery Education promoting our new alliance. Discovery is giving all of my students in the Using the Internet class a unitedstreaming account. In return, I am incorporating it's integration in the classroom in the curriculum. It's a win-win situation. This summer, we are holding a special 8-week Using the Internet course that runs from July 10-Sept. 1. My goal in Texas is to bring more teachers from around the world into the course (and into the Ed Tech program). Check out the website and online registration... DiscoverNJCU

Monday, February 06, 2006

Davos Podcast- Challenging Students (Gates)

Once again thanks to Johnson's blog for the link to the Davos podcast with Gates' comments on technology and education. This is a quote from Johnson of what Bill said about his book (Everything Bad) and education:

"First, I think this book is one that people should read pretty broadly. It's so counter intuitive, but I think it makes a very compelling case. And it really does fit it with what our foundation has found in the educational sector, which is that a lot of the failure to achieve is not challenging the kids enough, not making it interesting enough. So paradoxically, when you make it tougher, you get a higher level of engagement."

Friday, February 03, 2006

ICT Literacy Assessment

ETS has developed an Information and Communication Literacy test for high schoolers. Some colleges and states are already using it. Interesting if this becomes the standard for kids to get into college.