Top 100?

I got an email today passing on “The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2009” list. I know I should have left when some people chose Animoto as their number one choice but I didn’t. I wanted to see what the compiled list from 278 people looked like1. In order to look at it in a […]

Sharing Ed. Content In Ways That Don’t Suck

I work in a decent sized school system. We have 69 schools and about 50,000 students. That means we have a lot of teachers, a lot of teachers teaching the same content, a lot of teachers struggling with the same problems, a lot of teachers re-doing work that’s already been done. At a district level […]

Progress on 21st century skills?

I’ve got to deliver a 15 minute presentation tomorrow on what we’re doing in good ol’ HCPS with regard to 21st century skills1. The audience is high level people from other local school districts. My goal is to let them see where we made some errors and hope they’ll then be able to avoid them. […]

Misplaced

We build a lot of great “doors” in education and then wonder why no one uses them.

Harken, ye anti-texting dogs

I Profe{|s|s}e to teach thee, that art vtterly ignorant, to reade perfe{ct}ly, to write truly, and with iudgement to vnder¬≠ {|st}and the rea|son of our Engli{|sh} tongue with great expedition, ea|se , and plea¬≠|sure. from the English School Maister Clearly Langvich, like Arithmeticke, doth naught chan-geth. Language is your servant. Language is not your master. […]

Some Improvement

Here’s the revised video for our 21st Century push. Improved 21st Century Plea from Tom Woodward on Vimeo. Old Version Another 21st Century Plea from Tom Woodward on Vimeo. I find video work to be incredibly time consuming and difficult to do right. After I watch something 1000 times, it’s gets far harder to be […]