Do you love to read?

Just read a great post from Pew Internet.  If you don’t know Pew, you need to.  A great source of data on so many things technology, education, libraries and more.  This particular study outl...

Devaluing Evaluation

There are certain writers who elicit a “YES! Where have you been all my life?” kind of reaction with me.  Daniel Pink did that to me with Drive.  Much longer ago, Howard Gardner did it t...

Living in the worlds biggest small town

I’m a city boy.  Always have been.  But I had a glimpse of small-town life once while working as a sales-rep for a music company a whole bunch of years ago.  I remember pulling into to town a...

Best Class Yet?

I will start this post the way I start most.  I’ll complain that it is stupidly busy and I don’t know when I’ll be writing next but hope that those who do follow my blog remain pati...

Learning Commons thoughts

It has been an invigorating week in LibraryLand.  Spring Semester has begun at SJSU and I’ve started work and reading in LIBR 202 (Information Retrieval) and LIBR 250 (Instructional Design.)  ...

Relevance

The way the news hit me this week got me revisiting a thought that I have somewhat regularly.  By the news, I don’t mean the news of anything specific, but the news in general.  There was a ju...

Metablogging

Blogging is about reflection, is it not?  Everywhere I turn, I hear someone say that teachers/librarians/folks in general must blog.  It’s part of your duty to be reflective about your practic...

The Road not Taken

I had an opportunity to hear Nicholas Carr back in October and immediately bought The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains.  It was as interesting to hear him speak as it was to gauge a...

Am I Literate?

I yearn for simpler days.  I like the concept of literacy meaning that one can read and write.  Under this definition, I feel comfortable saying that I am, indeed, literate.  But, as far as I can t...

PBS Inspires with Vid on Educational Technology

I had a great day with my school’s educational technology cohort yesterday.  This is the second group of teachers at my school that is given a day each month to work together to explore how tec...