Posts tagged "edtech"

When did “HACK” become a bad word?

In recent work and professional development with teachers and colleagues I’ve noticed a subtle trend…hack has become a bad word. Actually I misspoke, hack hasn’t become a bad word…my use of it in conversation has come off as a bad word. Here’s an example… Colleague: “Ian, I want to watch videos from YouTube on my iPad.” Me:…

Preparing for the MA NLI 2012

We are quickly approaching the week of festivities for the Massachusetts New Literacies Institute 2012. For those of you that are unaware, we bring in 100 teachers from all over the State, and 10 teacher leaders. The week is a gigantic workshop/conference/professional development extravaganza. We have a great schedule of keynotes, digging deeper sessions, and focused…

Is Your Acceptable Use Policy Acceptable…Or Not?

In a new series of blog posts, brothers Ian O’Byrne, a researcher at the New Literacies Research Lab, and Scott Myers, English teacher and Department Head at a high school in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, share their thoughts on issues of the thoughtful integration of the Internet and other communication technologies into classrooms. The first…