Information processing involves multiple cognitive tasks that take time. Students must have uninterrupted periods of time to process information; reflect on what has been said, observed, or done; and consider what their personal responses will be.Robert J. Stahl

As I first began to explore the blogosphere a few years ago, it seemed as if the prevailing attitude across it and much of the New Web was: “Ready, fire, aim!”

The teacher in me wondered, “Whatever happened to ‘think time’?”

The read/write web is an exciting place that affords much promise for communication, collaboration, and community-building for teachers and learners.  But it also demands a delicate balancing act: a vital intellectual life depends on both silent contemplation and active engagement with other thinkers.

This blog is a place to record my thoughts and reflections on the many exciting developments within the fields of edTech, media, and information literacy. What is technology’s impact on my practice as a parent, teacher/learner, and global citizen?


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Think on this:

"What if we just ignored the status of students in other countries? That wouldn’t be especially neighborly, but at least we wouldn’t be viewing the gains of children in other lands as a troubling development."

Alfie Kohn

"When I hear people say it's our job to create the 21st century workforce, it scares the hell out of me. Our job is to create 21st-century citizens. We need workers, yes, but we also need scholars, activists, parents -- compassionate, engaged people."

Chris Lehmann

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These are the communities where I network and cross-post. Come by for a visit!
Classroom 2.0
School Matters (East TN, USA)
Media Literacy

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