In a Bubble

I surprised myself a few days ago. Not only did I create an account on a free online journal, I went back the next day and shelled out a whopping $20 for a pro account. The journal site itself,, is nicely done. It’s easy to use and there’s a big emphasis on privacy. But that’s not why I joined, not why I paid for […]

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An Anniversary Gift for a Colleague

Jen Ansbach, my friend and colleague from New Jersey, wrote this letter to her English department. I support everything she says and encourage you to check out the English Companion Ning. ———- Jen writes: I sent the following letter out to my department and other interested parties, including the media specialist. I also had the ECNing unblocked at school. Feel free to use this information […]

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Created by Steve Hargadon, this Ning site offers a fascinating collection of interviews with folks active in exploring internet impact, as well as a listing of upcoming live interviewsto be available on Elluminate. MP3 downloads also available. From the site: Welcome to, a live and interactive interview series on the impact of the Internet on society and culture.

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Did You Know 4.0 / 3.0 / 2.0

Know any teachers, principals, superintendents who have doubts about integrating digital tools into their classrooms, or even into their conceptions of learning and teaching? The yearly update of Scott McLeod and Karl Fischer’s video  Did You Know 4.0 is up. It makes for an interesting conversation starter. Here’s a blurb from the YouTube post. This completely new Fall 2009 version includes facts and stats focusing […]

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