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BLOG BITS, May 2012

Like political or commercial messages, infographics are carefully crafted media messages.
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Like political or commercial messages, infographics are carefully crafted media messages. And they beg careful deconstruction, scrutiny, and analysis.
– Joyce Valenza

Many students suffer from the academic disease of textbook dependency. You can help cure your students of this affliction.
– Harry Tuttle

If we’re not supporting students in reaching real audiences, we as educators are missing an important piece of the puzzle when it comes to supporting learners.
– Lisa Nielsen



BLOG BITS, November 2012

The five criteria that ChallengeSuccess brings to schoolsattempt to modernize theobsolete system in placetoday: scheduling, projectbasedlearning, alternativeassessment, climate of care, andparent education.- Tina Barseghian

Blog Bits, May 2011

For your next student-teacherparent conference, bring your iPhone to a TV and let parents see recordings of students working, reflecting on their work, showing evidence of success and areas to work on.

BLOG BITS, July 2012

Many schools and districts are putting in place policies about gadgets and media rather than people and behavior. – Lisa Nielsen

BLOG BITS, June 2012

Twitter wasn’t invented with Arab Spring in mind, but it is clear that social networking tools have helped in planning and organizing radical change.

BLOG BITS, September 2012

When content is free, open, and accessible to all then we need to rethink what lectures should be used for and delivering content or knowledge is not a good use.

Blog Bits, January 2012

While I believe schools should be wired places where community members can access the Internet, I do not believe all students need the same tool nor do I believe all students need the government to provide them with the learning tools they deem best.

BLOG BITS, October 2012

Netbooks, which in 2009 seemed to be the computing format of the future, have been one of the biggest casualties of the growing popularity of tablets. —Louie Herr


As a high school student reading articles about the benefits of modern school practices, I don’t understand why my high school can’t incorporate these practices into our system.


If instruction requires that students receive instead of create, consider varying the media and medium used to enable learning. – Darren Draper