Why This Blog?

This blog is the repository of materials I use with my students to help them think about what schools and teaching may be like in the future. I will add materials as I find them. If you have suggestions for materials that should be included here, please let me know via Twitter @drjohnhadley or by Email.

I also use these materials to stimulate an ongoing conversation with students and faculty on two questions: How do we determine whether a teacher is "technologically literate"? and Must all teachers be "technologically literate"?

The first question is the result of thinking about the second which was the central issue addressed in a 2007 post by Karl Fisch, author of The Fischbowl and Director of Technology for Arapahoe High School in Littleton, Colorado: "Is It Okay to Be A Technologically Illiterate Teacher?"

Monday, July 6, 2009

Dr. Richard E. Miller Discusses Writing With Multimedia

A remarkable presentation by Richard E. Miller of Rutgers University, a true "writing with multi-media" effort, that shows what can be done to change from a reading/writing culture to a listening/watching culture and still have our students (and faculty) contribute to the products being listened to and watched (authors, if you will). For the first time I see how my challenge to teachers to adapt to a listening/watching culture by teaching students to produce multimedia instead of just consuming it can be brought about.

Part 1

Part 2


  1. I thought these videos were great, and I learned a lot from them. Dr. Miller seems like he has put a lot of thought into these videos, and has tons of research to back up his points.

  2. Dr. Miller did a great job of explaining the use of technology in the classroom. He is right about the need for developing a curriculum as how to teach the use of technology in the class.

  3. What great videos! Thank you for sharing this on the #ELTChat. I really think books of the future will evolve according to the technology.

  4. I think Dr. Miller is truly a man full of ideas. It really is impossible for me to understand exactly at what speeds the world around us are changing. He said himself that the teachers "have not yet begun to realize the changes" and I believe he is exactly right. From the technology stand point of this video all I can say is wow. A way to tell what city is the happiest in the world at an exact moment? That will be pretty amazing. I say will be because I believe with the way are world is changing that many unbelievable things will soon become believable.

  5. Wow! Dr. Miller did a fantastic job. I loved when he stated "the large restrictions are the ones we place on ourselves." He did a great job of showing how dreams can be displayed and created for other people to see now thanks to technology.

  6. Wow this is a man that seem to have put his life learnings into a great video, and teachings this man has a imagination with no limits.