Category Archives: Modern Skills

Critical Literacy: Is Notion of Traditional Reading and Writing Enough?

Is traditional reading and writing enough to be considered literate in the 21st century?I have put together my thoughts via a slide deck. Please note, that I am not advocating…

Thinking Differently About Learning: Next Steps Checklist

As I am wrapping my mind around the whole concept of “Learning How to Learn“, I am also thinking about the infrastructure of the school landscape that needs to be…

What Do You Want to Create Today?

Wes Fryer, a blogger I have been following for many years, has created a wonderful resource page called “Mapping Media to the Curriculum” page. He starts with the simple question:…

There is More to iPads in the Classroom Than Apps

In a previous post, Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind, I describe my ambivalence about teacher asking my for the “perfect” app to teach this or that….

Evaluating Apps with Transformative Use of the iPad in Mind

The app development market is exploding. More and more companies are creating “educational apps”. In some cases, they are simply digital versions of a book or a web based tool….