Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 Reflections and highlights

As the sun sets on the year 2014, I have many things to reflect on.  I have experienced both joy and pain.  As years go by, I can see I progress and learn randomly.  I have experienced some beautiful things in 2014. … Continue reading

Posted in Blogosphere | Tagged , , ,

Media literacy 101- Walmsley’s Globe essay

2015 question? Media literacy 101: Can Walmsley’s essay be true? Although circumspect; because I do not know the man and his work, I hope my personal critical response is misguided. I hope most of us believe his address is sincere. … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Essay, Publishing, TV/Media | Tagged , , ,

Bots outnumber humans -Wired

Everyone knows the story of how the world wide web made the internet accessible for everyone, but a lesser known story of the internet’s evolution is how automated code—aka bots—came to quietly take it over. Today, bots account for 56 … Continue reading

Posted in Blogosphere, Society, Technology | Tagged , ,

Alan Singer: Pearson’s Woes Multiply

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Alan Singer of Hofstra University is a Pearson-watcher, as we all should be. Pearson is the UK-based mega corporation that is swallowing up American educatiion. It creates assessments for many individual states (like…

Posted in Blogosphere

Reading Transforms Us – NYTimes

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/21/opinion/sunday/how-writing-transforms-us.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region&_r=0 ….MOST writing seeks to influence you to think or feel how the author wants you to think or feel. The article you are reading now is no exception. We want you to think about certain things in a certain … Continue reading

Posted in Books-Reviews, Publishing, Society, TV/Media | Tagged , ,

Kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful… -N. Gaiman

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build … Continue reading

Posted in Quotations

10 truths about change – Ruebicon reblog :-)

Brevity doesn’t mean blunt. Sometimes it’s just good writing! http://ruebicon.blogspot.ca/2014/12/10-truths-about-changing-things.html Some things to keep in mind as you forge boldly forth to change the world: Neither new nor old automatically equals better. Better is highly subjective and many of the … Continue reading

Posted in Blogosphere, Essay, Innovation, Teaching | Tagged ,