Technology – Education’s magic bullet?

Before you think that this the beginning of a theme, based on last week’s post, let me assure you, I’m not anti-technology.  Having said that, I’m not convinced that what technology...

Celebrating Failure

I guess it happens to everyone: that presentation that goes completely wrong from the get go. I had one of those this week. My laptop was acting up to the point that I took it to the IT department. Th...

Personal Learning Environments

Stephen Downes made a great comment about Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) in his keynote video to Finnish educators that I commented on in my last post.  He compared the social networks that fa...

The argument against Educational Technology

I just read an article published last September in the New York Times discussing an initiative in an Arizona school district to invest heavily in technology in the classrooms.  The district is faced ...

Library as Platform

One of my current favourite thinkers is David Weinberg.  He is the author of Everything is Miscellaneous and Too Big to Know.  He thinks a lot about how information is organized, searched and used, ...

The Role of the 21st Century School Librarian

Finishing reading Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs, has made me think a lot about the role of the 21st Century Librarian in the K-12 school.  As we move into a more digital...