Library as Platform & the Respectful Hacker

I’d grown up with online communities, places where the conversation was great but you never got to meet the people you were talking to. And I’d grown up with real-world communities, the people aro...

The Myth of the Digital Native

Cross-posted from Hypermarc Bennett, Maton and Kervin do an outstanding job of breaking down the issues surrounding what I’m calling the myth of the digital native in their 2008 paper, The ‘di...

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I was skimming my Twitter feed this morning just before I headed out for a run (in a hale-storm it turns out!) when I came across a tweet asking for advice on whether the author should pursue problem ...

Inquiry Hub Visit, Coquitlam, BC

I’m sure that anyone who has been teaching for any length of time has had dreams of what their ideal school would look like.  No school is perfect and the teaching situation we find ourselves i...

Learning Commons as Athletic Space

One of the advantages of a long commute is that you do have plenty of time to think.  It struck me on the drive in this morning that the model of the Learning Commons proposed by David Loertscher, et...

Dewey Decimal and the Dodo Bird?

I just finished reading Are Dewey’s Days Numbered in the current issue of School Library Journal and I have to say that I’m conflicted about the idea of tossing out Melvil with yesterday&#...