Last update: 2013-06-28

What Socrates Would Call Wisdom

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2013-06-28
It seems, more and more, that there’s more and more to experience in the world of the Interwebs. But I suspect that this continued experience that there’s more to experience is, in fact, a continuation of my growing awareness of … Continue reading


Stomping on Sandcastles

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2013-06-27
# Last week, my family and I made our annual pilgrimage to the ocean to visit with family and reconnect with all that is good and true and beautiful about the beaches like the ones I visited as a child. … Continue reading


The Podcast: Howdy from #campipad

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2013-06-25 :: Bud Hunt bud@budtheteacher.com
# On this episode of the podcast, I give a little background on this week’s Camp iPad, a week of exploration and tinkering around our forthcoming future technology exploits in the district, masterfully facilitated by Kyle and Michelle, with me … Continue reading


Our Future In/With/Of/Beyond Instructional Technology

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2013-06-12
I left the classroom to become an instructional technology coordinator six years ago this month. When I left, I went to work to try to make sure that the infrastructure that could support the types of learning and learning environments … Continue reading


Defining Success in Learning, or, So I’m a Runner Now

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2013-06-12
Last Fall, I began a new learning adventure, one that many of my friends and family have been on for far longer, and with more success, than I. I started running. # I began with a series of training exercises … Continue reading


#NPM2013: Prompt 30

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2013-04-29
  photo: Thomas Leuthard And I’m off. #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 29

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2013-04-28
photo: thejbird # Signs. Signs. # What’s your sign? #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 28

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2013-04-27
photo: mdanys #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 27

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2013-04-26
photo: eilonwy77 It’s like the real world.  Only blockier. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 26

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2013-04-26
photo: monoglot # Ponder. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 25

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2013-04-26
photo: kevin dooley #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 22

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2013-04-21
photo: macieklew What are you toting lately? #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 21

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2013-04-21
photo: wtl photography Take a walk with me. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 20

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2013-04-19
photo: spettacolopuro #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 19

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2013-04-18
photo: Susan NYC #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 17

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2013-04-17
photo: VinothChandar Buzz. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 18

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2013-04-17
photo: h.koppdelaney #…


Love in a Time of Schooling

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2013-04-17
You ever have one of those days where you’re in a hurry to get out the door? Maybe you’re eager to take your son or daughter out on an amazing adventure. You’ve got zoo tickets, or there’s a baseball game, … Continue reading


It’s Pretty Much Never About Facebook

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2013-04-17
I was asked yesterday by a teacher in the school district where I work why it is that we don’t block Facebook.  She was concerned that students were making some bad choices, and wouldn’t it be helpful if we could … Continue reading


#NPM2013: Prompt 16

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2013-04-15
photo: dok1 Well, we’ve all got to park somewhere.  Right? #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 15

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2013-04-14
photo: Alan Cleaver For some, it’s a game.  For others, it’s serious business. # Which are you? #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 14

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2013-04-13
[THIS PHOTO REDACTED TO PROTECT SOMEONE FOR SOME REASON WE ARE SURE NOT GOING TO SHARE WITH THE LIKES OF YOU.] # Well now. Secrets, secrets. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 13

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2013-04-13
photo: Wootang01 Let’s all pretend we’re the only ones here. #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 12

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2013-04-11
photo: Nomadic Lass I feel a little risky ’round you. #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 11

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2013-04-10
  # photo: National Library NZ on The Commons From time to time, it’s good to snap a picture, to remember. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 10

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2013-04-09
photo: ` TheDreamSky #   #   #   #   #   #   # Wish I may. Wish I might. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 9

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2013-04-08
  #   photo: Nanagyei Where could you possibly need to go in weather like this? #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 8

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2013-04-07
  # photo: NASA Goddard Photo and Video Curiosity is a wonderful thing.  Discovery, too. #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 7

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2013-04-06
photo: Powerhouse Museum Collection These folks?  They’re gone.  I wonder what they left behind, though. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 6

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2013-04-05
  #   #   #   #   # photo: » Zitona « # This probably isn’t true.  But I bet something makes everything better for you.  What is it? #   #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 5

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2013-04-04
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#NPM2013: Prompt 4

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2013-04-03
photo: seier+seier Let’s be careful with those stones, okay? #…


If You Already Know “The Answer,” Don’t Pretend You’ve a Problem

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2013-04-03
Yesterday, I was catching up on the journal articles, reports, white papers, and the other stuff that’d piled up in my analog “read later” stack.1 One article, which I quickly skimmed and then returned to my shelf of back issues, … Continue reading


#NPM2013: Prompt 3

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2013-04-02
photo: Ed Yourdon Some folks run away from things.  Other folks run towards things.  Still others just run. # How about you? #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 2

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2013-04-01
photo: kevin dooley I wonder what they’re looking for.  I wonder what you’re looking for.  I wonder what I’m looking for. #…


#NPM2013: Prompt 1

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2013-04-01
photo: marfis75 Cue the fog machine.  Count off.  Let’s rock. #…


#NPM2013: Here We Go Again

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2013-04-01
For the last few years, I’ve posted a photo prompt a day in honor of National Poetry Month.  Some folks write poems here in the comments to the prompt.  Other folks write other places.  Some students see these as warmups … Continue reading


You’ve Just Got to Play

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2013-03-28
I like this description of science very much: # Science is really about making models and about playing. Yes, playing. Playing isn’t just for kids, adults just get better toys. Look at the top image. This is a great example … Continue reading


Data Dashboards

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2013-03-02
In a district meeting I’m a participant in, we’re reading the book The 4 Disciplines of Execution.  It’s an interesting book, and the main thesis is that change isn’t about doing everything, it’s about breaking the essential stuff you want … Continue reading


You’re Sharing The Data, Right?

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2013-01-25
We held a processing session for several of our DLC teacher researchers today. One of them, an early elementary teacher, said this in mid-presentation as she was discussing the impact of helping her students to monitor their own reading process: … Continue reading


Up Up Down Down . . .

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2012-11-30
 1 # Thinking about the ease of pushing handwriting to the Web. Been playing with styli and tablets lately – and it’s funny how much I’ve missed scrawling analog notes with a pen or pencil.  Even ordered a fresh pile … Continue reading


Thank Someone – Writing from the 2012 NWP Annual Meeting #nwpam12

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2012-11-15
This morning, Tanya Baker asked us to use the writing time we shared together1 during the plenary session to write a note of thanks to a writing, teaching, or other kind of mentor. Below is what I wrote. Not edited … Continue reading


Off to NCTE

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2012-11-14
I’m sitting at the airport this morning waiting for a flight to Las Vegas for the NCTE 2012 Annual Convention. I’m eager to be in conversation and community with friends and colleagues. # And I’m also excited to find my … Continue reading


Writing in Public

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2012-11-09
It happened to me again last week, as it does from time to time.  I wrote something that I felt needed to write, to say something I felt needed to be said, and as a result, some people’s feelings were … Continue reading


So Let’s Start An #eduhistory Book Club, Then?

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2012-11-05
For a long time now, I’ve tried to hold a few hunches at the forefront of my brain when I’m reading and writing: # The world of today isn’t as different from the world of yesterday as we think it … Continue reading


So Why the End Comments After Two Weeks, Then?

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2012-10-27
I’ve often read that endnotey and heavily annotated papers, returned to students after a week or two, aren’t terribly useful for improving student writing, and yet I see that that’s how many teachers seem to “grade” papers. That annotation work … Continue reading


Make/Hack/Play Session at the 2012 K12Online Conference

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2012-10-25
I’ve been a big fan of the K12Online Conference since it began in 2006 and have had the good fortune to be involved in some way with most years’ event.  This year’s conference is chock full of interesting sessions, and … Continue reading


The Week in Tweets for 2012-10-15

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2012-10-15
Sugar cookies for breakfast. So that’s something. # "On the internet today, reading something twice is an act of love." http://t.co/Mb5bwbJp # From my reading: Flip This http://t.co/yxhV90ad # Starting today with a small clicker class. (Although, they don't click … Continue reading


The Week in Tweets for 2012-10-08

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2012-10-08
Just had to teach myself how to hash a file's contents with SHA-1 to find its location on a server. So that's Monday. # Related: We live in a fascinating world. http://t.co/pczBAVab # I am a bad designer. Turns out … Continue reading


The Podcast: Two Fall Projects

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2011-08-30
In today’s podcast, I talk about a couple of projects that are keeping me pretty busy this fall – finishing my thesis and building a course for P2PU’s new School of Ed with some friends from the NWP.  Oddly, they go …

The Week in Tweets for 2011-08-22

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2011-08-22
@crafty184 Thanks. Considered that. But I needed an excuse to fiddle with Scrivener, I guess, so giving myself a week with it. in reply to crafty184 # @crafty184 Likely your suggestion is smarter. But at least this way I can … Continue reading ͛…


The Podcast: Infrastructure Matters

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2010-11-30
Today’s podcast is an excerpt of Troy and Sara and my Reports from Cyberspace conversation at NCTE’s 2010 Annual Convention. Specifically, this is my prepared section of the presentation, which I’ve called “Infrastructure Matters.&…


The Podcast: USDoE Listening Session at NCTE

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2010-11-22
In this podcast, recorded on my last day at the NCTE Annual Convention, I share a recording of a listening session hosted by NCTE.  In the session, the U.S. Department of Education’s Assistant Secretary for Communications and Outreach, Peter Cunning…


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