More on Licensing Culture and Owning What You Pay For

I was talking with our school librarian today about why we don't offer ebooks for students to check out. It came up because I grabbed a real, hardcover library book six weeks ago and had just finished it this week. It's only 400ish pages, and taking that long to read a short/medium length book wasRead More

Are We Already in a Tech Dystopia?

Featured image creative commons licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by Wonderlane I apologize for the click-baity title, but I think it helps get to the root of some emerging issues in the tech and education landscapes. I've got four problems briefly outlined with proposed solutions beneath. As always, comments are welcome. Problem 1Read More

You’ve Got the Wrong Idea

Do a quick Google search for "disrupt education." It seems 2013 in particular was a boom for companies looking to disrupt the current education system: MOOCs, apps, product launches, startups...pick your poison. Disrupting the education space is the wrong way to influence change. Disrupting has longevity issues. To be noticed in the startup realm, youRead More

Tech and PD – Survey Results

Survey Analysis Last week, I distributed a short survey on technology and professional development. I've typed up some brief analysis, looking at major patterns and asking new questions, in a public Google Doc. Please head over there to read the full summary and leave comments if you have them. Graphics I took some of myRead More