This summer I took a deliberate online hiatus from social media. This was facilitated by some key events. I wondered if I could. Our cabin in the Sierra Nevadas does not have internet access. I didn’t want to get sand in my iPad or computer. Engaging with social media is a habit. Like Pavlov’s dog,Continue reading “Social Media Breaks”
The holiday season provides annual opportunities to catch up with friends and family. It is so easy to get swept away in a plethora of commitments throughout the year and lose track of each other. The parties, get togethers and dinners allow us to take the time for face to face interactions and laugh andContinue reading “Beyond Face2Face”
I have a three pronged plan to develop a online community of people to challenge my thinking with divergent opinions, affirm my “ah ha” moments and shared realities, and provide information and thoughts on their own educational contexts.
It is fairly common to hear couples that speak on the same topic at conferences. It is less common to have siblings pursuing and presenting on the same area of study. This year I had the good fortune to hear both of the Couros brothers speak. Although I follow both of them on Twitter,Continue reading “The Couros Brothers Inspire Educators”
The perfect sunset. The funny moment. The great jazz performance. There are all kinds of reasons that people take to social media to “share”. Tweets and blogs abound. I started my first travel blog, Hoodooquest.blogspot.com, on my first trip to China as a way of learning about this “new terrain of blogging” and toContinue reading “To Blog or Not to Blog”
A two week Spring Break provided a good excuse to go see how my daughter was doing in Spain. I spent a big chunk of time en route, in the Newark Airport. Innovation is alive and well and celebrated in Newark Airport. All the restaurants had iPad menues where you placed your order and paidContinue reading “Innovation Brewing Everywhere”