living in exponential time, 30 steps get you to a billion

“living on the future edge” their book

based on moore’s law – chip double every 24 months, cost down by half – then revised to 18 months

moore now saying this will continue for 15 to 20 years, others say 100 years, now he’s saying faster, double every 12 months,  now every 6 months

consequences – like distribution of info (news, radio, tv, books, etc)

coming whether we admit it or not

extreme rate of change, in 2022 computers will be millions or billions of times more powerful

phone example, old analog phone to desk to cell, each step so disruptive

recorded music example, phonograph, reel to reel, cassette, cd, ipod



small, better, more disruptive, more things it can do

gps (map) changed the way we travel by giving us more info better

services changing in the same way, ie, shopping, woolwoorth, sears, walmart, online – disrupted retail and killed mom and pop businesses


Gastronomy Podcasts

June 29, 2010


good resources on blogging with students




Boni Hamilton this site has real teacher previewed websites, in searchable database, with lesson ideas and classroom use tips

Use MP3 player to record student reading, have them listen to it back and mark their own running record

with young learners, let them share a computer

Into the books –

teachers videos of how to teach the comprehension strategies

students student are reminded of strategy and get to practice, remembers progress

create books with young – download powerpoint template and fill out whole class? depending, or redo with Notebook



so it looks like they demonstrated a lesson with lots of tech and then had “teachers” evaluate the lesson along lines of Tools; Learning Objectives; Student Safety; and Process Observers


technology is source and answer of PERTURBATION –

why invest in technology if you don’t want to do anything new?

Looking at student work to see what the investment in tech is returning.

scoring guide to look at student work, made with ncrel.

the question is what type of communication not what tool… Narrative, Persuasive, Information/expository

@ 85% is information/expository or repackaging existing information


start with Types of communication, then Modes (media type), then Tool. Don’t put the tool first.

Spreadsheet Magic

June 28, 2010


spreadsheets to download, use spreadsheets for more than math.