Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Looking back

I am always in a hurry for people to adopt technology for what it does to help us (to make us better). Allows us to share learn and create. Sure there are those times when we could do with stepping back from technology to breathe in the fresh air and get real. Most of the time I think people aren't: moving quickly enough, adopting quickly enough or coming to terms quickly enough. I came across this reminder  of a survey conducted in 1998 at my school.  At that time half the staff without a computer at home.

We have come a long way.

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Sunday, May 18, 2014



This might be a little tongue in cheek but it points to aspiration and doing. The real world activities recommended create some capability that time spent connected to the wifi may not. The simplicity of the goal makes it clear what achievement results in. This is not tough love this is just love.

Friday, May 16, 2014


Not sure when this came from but it is a nice motivator to "give it a go" and "give it a second go". Seth Godin is my favorite motivator and he achieves this through looking at things in a slightly different way. There is a truth to many things that is not what you first see. When we see success we often think it has happened overnight but

"That's why it usually takes years for something to become an overnight success. The culture changes from the edges, and gradually, we come to answer the question about a hat or a software network or a car with, yes, in fact, people like me actually do use something like this." Seth Godin

These messages of persistence are what we nee to keep feeding our students if we want something from them more than what the standards say we should get.