18 July 2007

Copping Out

Okay, so I don't have a lot education-wise to share at the moment. I'm busy with some other personal projects (like getting the house painted and some new trees planted), so hop on over to this week's Carnival of Education. You will find that many fine minds are still focused on the topics at hand, as opposed to gallivanting around the yard with shovels and water hoses. Since these sorts of activities tend to give one some think-time, I hope to return tomorrow with something education-y to talk about. :)

1 comment:

Hugh O'Donnell said...

I haven't been writing about any thing earthshaking either, SG, but I've sure been climbing the ed tech learning curve.

My wife would rather have me out in the yard with "shovels and hoses," but I've convinced her that this stuff is important.

In fact, tonight I gave her Warlick's explanation (from his book) of "the long tail," and how kids are digital natives and we're digital immigrants. She got it, and she then told me about how her summer school kids were learning Power Point from her but dressing it up in entertaining ways with cell phone videos.

I asked her if she or the other teachers knew how to do what the kids were doing with the cell phones and the videos, and she said, "Nope."

I said, "That's what I mean! We've gotta get with the program!"

The program? Digital Literacy for teachers, of course. And bring ALL of the kids on board.