Perspectives

December 1, 2018

This week we understand the need to take multiple perspectives in education.

  1. In my first post this week, I explore the costs and benefits of integrating technology into instruction.

  2. That post was actually reblogged from my website, which you can access here.

  3. Even though a book is published, I still think and write about the topic. The opportunity cost post could be a companion to my first book through ASCD.

  4. A book on technology that expanded my perspective of the Internet is Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by Virginia Heffernan.

  5. Heffernan shares in this Wisconsin Public Radio interview that she considers the Internet as “The Great Masterpiece of Civilization”.

  6. In today’s post, I share a brief scene from an instructional walk in which my assumption about whole class novels almost got in the way of my learning.

  7. Instructional walks are a learning leadership approach to classroom visits described in Regie Routman’s resource Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success.

  8. I describe my personal process for instructional walks in this Stenhouse Blog post.

  9. Although I have gone back to using paper and pen, an iPad app I liked using with the Apple Pencil for instructional walks is Notes Plus. It converted my handwriting to text, which I could email to the teacher.

  10. I was tempted to purchase a new technology, ReMarkable, for instructional walks. If you buy it and try it out, let me know what you think.