Archive for February, 2012

Don’t Attribute to Technology…

February 28th, 2012

…what can be explained by implementation.

I talked a lot about that today and gave you a head’s-up on Seth Godin’s manifesto on education (which is in the previous post).


What’s School For?

February 28th, 2012

Seth Godin, one of the premiere thinkers about the internet and society, published a manifesto on education yesterday.

It’s a free download. You should check it out.


No Podcast

February 23rd, 2012

I recorded a podcast for you today, but the wind made it un-intelligible. Here are the highlights:

1. I’ll catch up with grading, I promise.
2. The posts are looking better. You still need to try to post the response to the writing prompts before Wednesday and the syntheses before Sunday, but you’re getting better.
3. You should be starting to marshall your resources for your research paper. I’ll be grading those on logic, grammar, usage, spelling and all the other English skills. Just sayin’.
4. Keep going!


Art and Technology

February 22nd, 2012

When I did this course over last summer, I found a couple of interesting clips that applied.

See Technology as Art

And Art as Technology


Valentine’s Day

February 14th, 2012

Hearts and flowers all around as we dig a little more into Hughes.

A quick podcast today explaining a few things about what I’m looking for from you.


Looking Ahead to Hughes

February 9th, 2012

A very short snip today about Hughes’ view of technology and its relationship with culture.


Notes on Postman

February 6th, 2012

This morning’s talk is partly about Postman, partly about the weekly schedule, and partly about the way culture is defined by technology.

It’s short.


Late Work

February 5th, 2012

I recorded this yesterday afternoon and then didn’t hit the publish button.

There’s a pattern developing that I’m hoping to get reversed before we get too far down the road.


Ground Hog Day

February 2nd, 2012

Not sure what Puxatawny Phil saw this morning, but it’s threatening to storm here.

I got out for a walk after my long illness and it felt good, altho I was a bit rubber-leggy by the time I got back.