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Mutation is Inevitable

Lately, there's been a lot of talk about whether the internet (or our use of it) is making us stupid. If you haven't already, you can read the text that started the controversy here.



But, if I were you, I'd read… Continue

Added by Mau Buchler on August 20, 2010 at 5:48am — No Comments

Instructions for LiVE



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Added by Mau Buchler on August 10, 2010 at 8:41am — No Comments

Talk is Cheap

Conferences, learning networks, professional development sessions, edchats, etc... give us something to think about, but I learn better by getting practical.



How?



1. Put your money where your mouth is. Don't just talk about online education. There are heaps of free, easy to-use, software out there. Make a tech-lesson, test it,… Continue

Added by Mau Buchler on August 6, 2010 at 9:55pm — 1 Comment

Call to Action



Online education can present itself in many ways, and shouldn't necessarily be a virtual incarnation…

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Added by Mau Buchler on July 29, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

My wish for you

Ideally, you'll be teaching a class that has a healthy mix of cultural backgrounds, students who are avid participators, eager to learn, and blessed with inquisitive and self-motivated brilliance.


But, in real life, where the…
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Added by Mau Buchler on July 16, 2010 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Hypnotize Them

Grammar.



Many shudder at the mere mention of the word.



Personally, I like it.



It's powerful.



The way people speak is the way they think.



The way they choose to order their thoughts, the way they construct their ideas in sentences... personally, I find it a trip.



But, that's just me.



Most of the other 6 billion humanoids, that share this orbiting rock with me,… Continue

Added by Mau Buchler on July 1, 2010 at 3:53am — No Comments

Funnify Your Education





An interwebz mate asked me for my thoughts on video games and education.



More specifically, he wanted to know whether video games really work in the classroom, from a pedagogical point of view. I responded very pedagogically that… Continue

Added by Mau Buchler on June 26, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Should We-kipedia?

A friend, who's roaming the planet, updated her status on FB mentioning how good it was to have time to research all those things she'd always wondered about... using Wikipedia.



Almost immediately, another friend, who's a teacher, felt the need to warn her that all that knowledge she was gleefully absorbing was probably not trustworthy, because... you know... it's wikipedia... and stuff... ya know?



No?



Ok, in a run-on sentence: Wikipedia is an open-source… Continue

Added by Mau Buchler on June 16, 2010 at 6:02am — 2 Comments

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