5 under-watched TEDxEDU videos

There are a lot of great educational videos out there. One of the best lists, that I go back to time and again, was built by Alec Couros and it evolved from a blog post to a wiki page: 90+ Videos for Tech. & Media Literacy. There… is… a… lot… out… there! As a result, I think some real gems are being missed. Here are 5 Educational TEDx Videos that I think deserve to be … Continue reading

Transforming Education – K12Online Conference 2011 Presentation

A few minutes into this presentation I demonstrate that I’ve been a fan of the K12Online Conference for 5 years now. So, it was wonderful to be able to participate this year and share a video of my own. [Link to K12Online video page]  |  [Link to YouTube version] I’d rather let the video speak for itself, than to go on about it here. I’ll just share that I really appreciate the time and effort … Continue reading

Be part of my K12Online Conference Presentation

Yesterday I sent out some invitations to help me with my K12Online Conference presentation. Today I’ve decided to demonstrate some of the key points around making connections, having a valuable network, and being an active learner. So, I am asking YOU: Please join me and be a part of my Transforming Education presentation! I’m hoping to get participants from all levels of education from students, to teachers, to administrators and district leadership, to parents. Have … Continue reading

Transformative or just flashy educational tools?

There are a couple tools out now that I see bantered around in educational circles that I just hate! And there are some pretty awesome tools out there that are being used in rather old and traditional ways, and I don’t hate the tool, but I hate the use of them. With any tool, I’m sure there are always exceptions that are made. I said, iPads are for iConsumers, and in many respects I still … Continue reading

Convergence, Cofino and a Connected World

It’s time again for the K12 Online Conference. It was David Warlick‘s Keynote that introduced me to this wonderful, free online conference, and although I had a blog for 6 months before that, I wrote a key post that influenced my future as a blogger. And now a much admired friend Kim Cofino has created this wonderful 2009 Pre-Conference Keynote: Going Global: Culture Shock, Convergence and the Future of Education As someone living in Asia … Continue reading

K12 Online Conference 2007: Playing with Boundaries- (at your leisure)

Why should you participate in this online conference? It’s Free! You can participate when it is convenient for you. You can participate as much or as little as you like. You will ‘meet’ some very interesting people. It will challenge you to do “new things in new ways“. It will help you to improve your practice. Why am I signed up? I have a bit of a history with this conference. My journey into the … Continue reading

SUPER TAGS and TAG WEEDERS: It’s time for blog tags to grow up!

SUPER TAGS Call them Super Tags, Übertags, meta tags, tagging tags, umbrella tags, call them what you will but I WANT THEM! I did a little search on Technorati, so is it K-12_Online, K-12Online, K12Online, or K12OnlineConference? I haven’t even considered the year yet k12Online06… The fact is that some of these searches are similar, but at the same time some posts are being missed because of the writer’s choice of tags. Also, there are … Continue reading

David Warlick’s K12 Online Conference Keynote 2006

Here is the gem I took from David Warlick’s Keynote “Derailing Education“. Warlick is referring to Friedman‘s ‘Experts’ and ‘Adaptable People’… from The World Is Flat. “These are the kinds of people that need to be coming out of our classrooms, people who know how to make themselves an expert and people who can learn, and unlearn, and relearn very easily. “This is why the foundation of education systems today should not be the rails, … Continue reading