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My airport moment
Jul 12, 2014
The more I travel and spend time in airports and train stations, the more I realize humanity’s desire to connect. What I noticed while waiting for my ride after my flight were hugs, longing looks, smiles, and tears. I heard future plans bein...
Once in a lifetime
Jun 20, 2014
And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife And y...
I'm a failure
Apr 15, 2014
CC image via flickr by John LiuLast week I failed at something. I interviewed for a job and I didn’t get it. Or, in the context of a high stakes, standardized tests, I failed and the only thing I learned was that I wasn’t good at that ...
What's lost during testing
Mar 31, 2014
CC image via redorbit.comThis past week our high school students (9th and 11th grades) completed the new PARCC online field test. The setup and implementation was a collaborative process of many players in the school system. The test itself requir...
We need to prepare students for their future, not ours
Feb 14, 2014
CC image via flickr by flickingerbradI will no longer defend or debate EdTech as some radical idea in schools. I can no longer waste my efforts on the "value of EdTech debate". The simple fact is that education technology is no longer a ...
Why Every School Needs A Garage: An Educon 2.6 Conversation Preview
Jan 22, 2014
This Saturday I have the privilege of presenting a conversation at Educon 2.6 held at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. This conference has been a staple every year for me and in my career. Each year I’ve attended Educon, I&rsq...
Mr. Duncan Goes to Twitter (and you should too)
Nov 4, 2013
Last Monday, I, along with many other educators, had the unique opportunity to connect with the US Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan on Twitter. Tom Murray organized the chat via the #edtechchat hashtag. Around 8pm Secretary Duncan made his way ...
Defining a connected educator
Oct 21, 2013
EdCamp Philly 2011There’s a phrase from a video that describes what Creative Commons is that I commonly use when describing what I aspire a school culture to be.A shared culture of learningThis phrase defines what a school culture should sho...
Sep 27, 2013
There are moments in the course of a career that every educator will remember. Today I had one of those moments. And, although it just happened, I am certain it will resonate for years to come. I'll try and capture this story concisely. ...
Jul 17, 2013
I had one of those conversations yesterday that I won’t forget. But first, let me provide some context to this story. While I was teaching the help desk course last fall at Burlington High School, I had a student ask his Guidance Counselor i...
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