Verbs

Like many of you, I have been reading blog posts that summarized last year and looked forward to the new year.  “New Year Resolutions” are always kind of interesting, particularly since so few are kept! So I found Laura Blankenship’s post interesting, as she looked at the word “resolutions” itself – which flows from the… Read more Verbs

A Janus 2020 Look

Janus was an ancient Roman god of beginnings, transitions, time, passages, and endings.  He has two faces, as he always looks both at the past and the future.  The past year has certainly been a passage, with the global pandemic and the recent American elections…and as the year draws to a close, looking back and… Read more A Janus 2020 Look

My Own White Bias

Over the past six months, I have been teaching courses on social media and education technology against the backdrop of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the social unrest sparked by the killing of George Floyd on May 25th.  In both tweets and posts, students have woven these two forces of change into our weekly topical… Read more My Own White Bias

Two Questions to My Class

We are starting the second week of an 8-week online graduate course for Northeastern University titled Technology as a Medium for Learning (EDU-6323). During this course, the middle six weeks explore different aspects of edtech, while we read and reflect on the learning science lessons embedded in Michelle Miller’s book Minds Online.  This week, the… Read more Two Questions to My Class