Calling all writers! November is here.

It’s only fair to share… If you happen to fashion or fancy yourself a writer, then November is a good time to buckle down and write.   Whether you write fiction, non-fiction, or academic scholarship, the month is now a kind of dedicated experiment in writing:  a 30 day writing productivity drive!  The general idea … [Read more…]

Celebrate Connected Educator Month!

It’s only fair to share…Today is the first day of Connected Educator month! …..Because no educator should be an island, the U.S. Department of Education has declared October 2013 Connected Educator Month. More than 100 of the nation’s leading education organizations, communities, and companies will come together online throughout the month to celebrate and explore the power of … [Read more…]

Connected Learning: A Toyhack Story

It’s only fair to share……..Some notes from the “Summer of Making” and my participation in the Connected Learning MOOC  In “Make Cycle 2” of this summer’s #clmooc (a massive open online collaboration about making learning connected), participants were all challenged to make a toyhack – that is, to redesign, repurpose, and rediscover and old toy.  This seemed … [Read more…]

Summer of Making 2013

It’s only fair to share…Ah, Summer at last……. I have had some wonderful global adventures lately.  I recently took an invigorating trip with a Kean University delegation to China.  ….So much to see, taste, smell, experience. I also recently attended another fantastic THATCamp (this time at “the source” – at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History … [Read more…]

Celebrate Poetry!

It’s only fair to share… By now you probably know that it is National Poetry Month.  Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American … [Read more…]

The Human Rights Conference

It’s only fair to share…Each year in early March Kean University hosts a significant gathering devoted to Human Rights.  This year the 6th Annual International Conference on Human Rights, sponsored by the Human Rights Institute at Kean University, will be held on Friday, March 8, 2013.  The mission of the Human Rights Institute at Kean University is … [Read more…]

Celebrate Digital Learning Day!

It’s only fair to share… Building upon a growing movement to leverage digital tools to support Connected Learning , teachers, schools, principals, community leaders, parents, and students are called to participate in the second national Digital Learning Day on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.  An effort of the Alliance for Excellent Education , Digital Learning Day … [Read more…]

A glimpse of NYC

It’s only fair to share…[vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/31159101 w=500&h=281] As twitter colleague Jabiz Raisdana (@intrepidteacher) in Jakarta wrote “If you’ve ever lived in NYC, this film will fill your heart with such nostalgia, it may collapse.” It’s only fair to share…

On Resolutions, courtesy of Mark Twain

It’s only fair to share…“Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual. Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink, and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we … [Read more…]

Thanksgiving 2012

It’s only fair to share… The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what, we must eat to live. The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the table. So it has been since creation, and it will go on. We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe at the … [Read more…]