This week we understand the need to take multiple perspectives in education.
In my first post this week, I explore the costs and benefits of integrating technology into instruction.
That post was actually reblogged from my website, which you can access here.
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.
A book on technology that expanded my perspective of the Internet is Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art by Virginia Heffernan.
Heffernan shares in this Wisconsin Public Radio interview that she considers the Internet as “The Great Masterpiece of Civilization”.
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.
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.
I describe my personal process for instructional walks in this Stenhouse Blog post.
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.
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.