I attended Maker Faire Education Day today! I’ll post more about this event on Monday, with more images and photos of students engaged in messy, loud, hands-on learning. For now, here’s an interview I shot with Sherry Huss, Director of Continue reading
Is the conversation moving from more centralized platforms, such as blogs and forums, to a decentralized pseudo-realtime mode? Are we losing the quality of thought that goes into a paper or a blog post in favor of less contextual snippets and links? Continue reading
I apologize to readers of the KWF blog; I’ve been on the road quite a bit lately and haven’t had time to post much. This week I was in NYC for the American Educational Research Association annual meeting – notes coming soon.
Meanwhile, here’s a low-res photo of this giant billboard I spotted in Times Square…
The Infinite Thinking Machine has a great post on using open source software and the power of web 2.0 to advance digital equity (it’s also a great primer on the topics). ITM advocates advising students on available commercial, web-based, and Continue reading
After the terrific experience I had at Educon, and again at ETech2008, I’ve become a reluctant convert to twitter, a “microblogging” tool. Microblogging is sort of like blogging, except that instead of posting paragraphs or pages of text and other Continue reading
This article in Thursday’s Toronto Star tells a disturbing story: First-year student Chris Avenir is fighting charges of academic misconduct for helping run an online chemistry study group via Facebook last term, where 146 classmates swapped tips on homework questions Continue reading