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    Archive for June, 2008

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    Reflections from NECC – Equity, Diversity, Social Justice

    Something (perhaps some thingS) is (are) rubbing me the wrong way about NECC.  I’ll reflect a bit more over time, but for today I want to write a bit about a related set of issues about which I am incredibly passionate.  My ed. leadership professorial friends/colleagues and I joke about what we perceive as an […]

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    Reflections from NECC – Day 2

    Hanging out at the blogger’s cafe this afternoon, and this is more what I expected from yesterday.  Lots of people pecking away at their keyboards and chatting away.  Jeff Utecht is live streaming in one direction, while people in the cafe are watching the feed of an area 5 feet away.  People are chatting, tweeting, […]

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    Bowling Alone vs. Here Comes Everybody: My how far we’ve come

    In the year 2000, the literary rage was all about Robert Putnam’s book Bowling Alone. Today (2008), the “must read” book is Clay Shirky’s Here Comes Everybody. Shirky’s premise is that with the development of advanced networking technologies (Web 2.0?), group formation and collaborative action are happening rapidly and abundantly (i.e. everybody is coming…). This […]

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    Edubloggercon at NECC – Post #1 (filtering)

    Just sat through most of the “discussion” on filtering policies.  Good/interesting discussion.  My take: “Policies” vary across districts.  Some have very stringent AUPs that go well beyond CIPA (for example).  One participant spoke about a “mature” AUP that trusts kids and teachers to do the right thing.  They treat “bad” sites like bad books or […]

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    Fortune Cookie Fate?

    I’m not making this up and I’m not a fatalist, BUT.. I was LITERALLY putting together my packet of articles to send to the external review team for my tenure candidacy when I opened up a fortune cookie that came with lunch today.  I only had my camera phone to work with, so I don’t […]

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