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Curriculum, Technology, and the Pace of Change

Thursday, December 3rd, 2009

As the instructional technology coordinator for our middle school, I’ve been asked to give a brief  presentation next week to perspective families on the role of technology in the curriculum.  In considering how to adequately convey the depth and breadth of our 5th-8th grade program in mere minutes, I was struck by the concept of [...]

Preparing for H1N1: Distance Learning

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009

Like most schools across the country and around the world, the potential for an H1N1 outbreak has necessitated some intense planning and preparation by our faculty and staff.  As an independent school with rather unique and demanding operational needs, the possibility of having to close for an extended period of time poses a very real [...]

The Good Enough Revolution

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

This month’s Wired Magazine features Robert Capps’ article, The Good Enough Revolution: When Cheap and Simple is Just Fine.  Capps’ piece, citing luminaries such as Flip Video inventors Jonathan Kaplan and Ariel Braunstein, and New York University new-media studies professor Clay Shirky, illustrates how low-end,  “good enough” technologies such as mp3 encoding, Kindle books, Skype [...]