Emile Zola said, “The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.” Yet work is not work when joy is evident. . These thoughts came to mind as I watched my Center for Teaching Excellence partner, Bud Deihl, developing his first draft VoiceThread. Each of us in the Center has… Read more Artist at Work
Rae Niles, who works for Apple, was one of the panelists speaking at CoSN last week that Wes Fryer captured in his podcast. She mentioned the following anonymous post that was posted to the Abilene Kansas High School Dialogue Buzz website. It not only sums up the power of incorporating Web 2.0 tools in classroom… Read more The Digital Native’s Perspective
Chris Lott posted an exceptional blog post in Ruminate on March 19th: Things I Can’t Teach. It is a short insightful posting so please read the whole thing. As Lott notes, learning is at its heart all about change. It involves being challenged, surprised, overwhelmed, taking the wrong steps, being fearful at times, but holding… Read more Is the Passion Evident?
A post this week by Wes Fryer caught my eye. He said: “I tire of dealing with folks who continue to not only cling to, but vigorously defend the anachronistic, 19th century teaching model of “asynchronous, non-interactive” face-to-face learning.” He had a draft matrix of teaching processes that specified activities as synchronous versus asynchronous and… Read more Blended Opportunities
Ken Rockwell, talking about photography, said, “Maybe because it’s entirely an artist’s eye, patience and skill that makes an image and not his tools.” An artist’s eye, patience, and skill… There have been some interesting blog posts this past week on tools. I was reading Geeky Mom last night and she noted: “Most of the… Read more An Instructional Technologist’s Eye…
The January/February issue of Educause Review contains a wonderful article by John Seely Brown and Richard Adler entitled, “Minds on Fire: Open Education, The Long Tail, and Learning 2.0.” The article points out that in this flat world we find ourselves in, a well-educated workforce is needed with requisite competitive (read digital and social here)… Read more Passion-Based Learning