Washington, DC: Day Two

Today we continued brainstorming a useful, relevant path to take our nation’s schools to a different place, a place where technology is seemlessly integrated into instructional delivery (students and staff), data aggregation and disaggregation for data-driven decision making (assessment), and communication and immersion of stakeholders. Tim Magner, the Director of the Office of Educational Technology for the US Department of… Continue reading

Washington, DC: Day One

I’ve spent the day in the capitol city, a guest of the US Department of Education’s Office of Educational Technology. I and about 15 others, mostly elementary, middle, and high school principals, were invited to spend time discussing School 2.0. More will follow when my internet connection is happier. Tonight I ate at Clyde’s in Georgetown. Go there and order… Continue reading


So I’ve been busy teaching myself about del.icio.us.  I like it–social bookmarking.  I have had an account for 2 years but didn’t really understand what it was all about when I set it up.  Soon thereafter, I was not using it. Well, now it makes sense to me.  I think this is a powerful collaboration tool.  So, in the months… Continue reading

Bob Metcalfe, Inventor of Ethernet, Speaks…

I just watched this little video clip of Bob Metcalfe, filmed at the opening reception for the Emerging Technologies Conference back in September. He is speaking about the impact of video on the internet and offers these interesting observations: The internet started as only upper case text, then added lower case, then added a red and black ribbon; gradually advancing… Continue reading

Show Me the Money

The press is suggesting this news has huge implications for Apple: billions in revenue! Since so much money will be involved, I’m sure that matter (litigation) is just beginning. A recent out-of-court settlement between Apple Computer and a Vermont-based inventor has landed Apple the rights to a prestigious software design patent that may allow the company to seek royalties on… Continue reading

How Ignorant Are We?

Granted, I tend to think more outside the box than many I suppose, but… Alex Steffen, at World Changing, recently unveiled their first One Laptop Per Child machine (OLPC)–a project designed to provide access to educational content for the children in the developing world. The laptop is pictured here. Here’s a person’s comment to his excited post: “It would probably… Continue reading