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?"

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Siftables: The Toy Blocks That Think

Watch this TED Talk by David Merrill of MIT. My comment: WOW!

India Munden (TT4) found this for her Videocast. Thanks India!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A Vision of K-12 Teachers Today

The More Info supplied on You Tube with this video says: "This video was created as a part of our Reading Assessment class at Arizona State. It was modeled after a video entitled "A Vision of K-12 STUDENTS today" and is a response to Graves' book entitled 'Testing is Not Teaching." ' By michelle1759

B. J. Nesbitt of the Gettys Middle School in Easley, S.C. contributes this K-12 version of Michael Wesch' s A Vision of Students Today.