Month: February 2015

The Computer Ate My Homework

The family computer recently stopped working. This wouldn’t be the end of the world normally, however, my oldest son’s second-grade classroom implemented a new homework policy. Instead of having homework on paper,...

Category: Edtech

‘Our Common Core’

What if we trusted students as a default and dealt with transgressions when and if they come up? What if we gave them web-accessible devices without filters but taught them common sense...

Category: Reimagining Learning

Is the Maker Movement Equitable?

The title of the article from The Atlantic stopped me in my tracks as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed: “Why I am Not a Maker.” I was perplexed. Why would someone...

Category: Equity

The Reader in Digital Humanities

The Reader in Paradise Lost DIgital Humanities When Stanley Fish wrote his magnificent treatise on the role of the reader in John Milton’s epic Paradise Lost, he was making an argument that the real fallen...

Category: Equity