Digital Teaching and Learning is Great (Until It’s Not)

The nuances of digital teaching and learning are often lost on Twitter and off-the-cuff blogs. Posts long enough to explore some of the finer points of teaching and learning today are often skipped over as being “too academic” or “too heady.” Nope, those posts aren’t written for teachers “in the trenches.” I’ve moved fully intoRead More

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

Close Reading – Day 1

We're working on our close-reading skills. Indiana has changed the standardized test format (again) and students will be doing very Common Core-like reading and analysis tasks as part of the new format. (Sidebar: it's amazing that critical thinking and analysis are terrible under Common Core, but totally okay and great when Indiana copies them.) ThisRead More

Guest Post: Dan Spencer on Literacy in the Digital Age

Today's post is actually from Dan Spencer, a technology coordinator in Michigan. Dan was recently asked to write an article for a local newspaper about student literacy in the digital age. Dan was kind enough to let me post this on my blog as well because it is that good.  This is longer than whatRead More