Just Thought I Would Share…

This came across my desk in 2000. The world is such a large and difficult place to understand. Dr. Harter’s information helps frame it in a comprehensible perspective: If we could shrink the earth’s population to a villiage of exactly 100 people, with all of the existing human ratios remaining the same, it would look something like the following. There… Continue reading

Kindred Spirits

I have the great fortune of working with some profoundly gifted and dedicated people. They are truly good, decent, wonderful souls. I particularly enjoy giving one of them a hard time. Yes, B.P. it’s you! Today she and another incredible teacher came into my office. I was lamenting that my blog had become so very political lately. Well, D.K. had… Continue reading

I Really Did … I Mean Really!

Years ago, in the early 80’s, I lived in Durham, NC. I loved it. One early summer evening I was returning home from Duke University on a road much like an interstate. A short and intense little thunderstorm left as quickly as it arrived. Durham had many rainbows for some reason, and a particularly vivid, large rainbow was visible in… Continue reading

Another Generous Soul

If you read my posting on June 7th, about  Alan November, you saw a  comment from Janet;  otherwise, I just called your attention to it all.  :o) You’ll see that she did a little digging and found Martin Dougiamas‘ software called Moodle.  Hmmm, free, open source, and, at the least, very interesting. I am always amazed when people are so… Continue reading

Alan November

I heard Alan November speak today.  Actually, this was the second time I’ve heard him in the last 4 months. He is bright, humorous, articulate, and spoke on the challenges of substantive technology implementation in the classroom. Bottom line: with globalization of high speed connectivity our desk jobs can be immediately transported to China or India at a fraction of… Continue reading