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Digital Literacy 2011: Diigo for Education

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Note: This post is part of an occasional series of entries devoted to my 7th Grade Digital Literacy Course. Social bookmarking is nothing new; itLists.com started the concept of shared bookmarks way back in 1996.  Of the myriad tools developed since that time (remember Backflip, Simpy, and Furl?), a handful have withstood the fickle nature [...]

Learned Voices and the Art of Social Networking

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

Over the years I’ve acquired and read a substantial number of books on the many facets of education. My collection, which spans several shelves in our home library, includes names that should be familiar to us all: Howard Gardner,  Grant Wiggins, Jay McTighe, Alfie Kohn, Carol Dweck, Robert  Marzano, Charlotte Danielson, Eric Jensen, John Bransford, [...]

Flat Stanley in a Flat World

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

A few weeks ago, a delightful likeness of Flat Stanley arrived in my mailbox courtesy of my friend’s daughter Emma.  In her letter, Emma asked that I take some photos of her flat self so that she could add my location to their classroom’s Flat Stanley map.  Only too happy to oblige, Stanley traveled with [...]