Archive for March, 2009

HistoryRemix: The Places We Live…

Monday, March 30th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

In 2008, worldwide poverty shifted its base. For the first time in history, more people live in urban slums than in agrarian poverty. This is Jonas Bendickson's ... Read more..

HistoryRemix: Occasionally…

Friday, March 27th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

Rethinking how to teach history is an uphill battle. There's a lot of history behind teaching history - traditional ways, traditional issues, traditional structures. But I try to take it ... Read more..

JayCut – Video Editing Online

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Still in BETA, JayCut is worth exploring, according to Tech&Learning (March 2009). Built on a social network model, the site allows teachers (and their students) to load a variety ... Read more..

Wesch’s Machines Are Us

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009 Posted in teaching & learning, web 2.0 tools | No Comments »

Michael Wesch, Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Kansas State University leads and engages us in the concept of Media Ecology. His The Machines Are Us/ing Us video swept YouTube and ... Read more..

Distracted by Efficiency and Aesthetics

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 Posted in design theory, observations | No Comments »

Students coming into the research lab these days are faced with more than the obvious distractions of email, gaming and off-topic content. Instructional time is also impinged upon by ... Read more..

HistoryRemix: Reliving history?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 Posted in HistoryRemix | No Comments »

I've never been one who bought into the the whole cyclical / "wheel of life" philosophy of history. We can and do learn from mistakes. Our repeats are ... Read more..

On reading “the Reader”…

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009 Posted in observations, reviews | No Comments »

In the past week I've read the book "The Reader," by Bernhard Schlink, and seen the movie. The tagline of the marketing surrounding the movie release asks: "How far ... Read more..