This is a review of two digital annotation tools that are being used in the classroom, Rap Genius and Curriculet. I’ve published it as a Rap Genius text here.
I came across a neat article from 2007 called “The genesis and emergence of Education 3.0 in higher education and its potential for Africa.” The authors use the term “Education 3.0” to describe the constellation of practices that might accompany the use of Web 3.0 technologies. Predictably, Education 2.0 are the practices that are afforded
For my Digital Teaching Methods class I was assigned a number of articles about Web 2.0 and the effectiveness of implementing things like Flickr and Blogs in the classroom. Most conclusions seemed to offer a cautionary thumbs-up, but it’s difficult for a teacher on the ground to draw conclusions about their own use of such
I was intrigued by and appreciative of the article “Beyond Google and the ‘Satisficing’ Searching of Digital Natives” authored by Kennedy and Judd. A lot of the article rang true with my own experience as a teacher, since across the disciplines the first, and only (if the students had their way) search tool was Google.
Bringing Stories Back to the Center of Narrative-Centered Learning Environments The word narrative alone is complicated, let alone the term narrative-centered learning environment (NLE). Narrative in the simple sense of story-telling has been at the center of learning environments from antiquity onward, but the term NLE in the context of this paper is broadly defined
– What is a cento? A cento is a type of transformative composition with a long history. Wikipedia defines a cento as “a poetical work wholly composed of verses or passages taken from other authors; only disposed in a new form or order.” To me, the ancient cento reminds me in form to the modern music mashup. Despite melodic
I wanted to see what authors are commonly read together among those who buy books on Amazon, so I browsed through some commonly bought translations of ancient Greek authors and looked at the Amazon info that lists: “Customers who bought this item also bought”. The result is here.