Thanks for the connection. I did notice that you are not yet a member of my group Technology Integration in Education on Linkedin or on my sister site on Ning. We can be found at http://tech-in-ed.ning.com since you are in the mood for joining PLN's. Please consider joining my groups as well. I am sure you will be pleasently surprised at what our groups have to offer.
Technology Integration in Education
Thank you for dropping in. I wish I have as much as time online. Our kids are having holidays now till 3rd January 2010. I am more time with the family during the school holidays. Greetings from Singapore.
Cartoons, stand-up, authors like Tom Sharpe & David Lodge...I don't think life would be the same without them.
Loved the link in your blog, BTW. I've just spent about an hour browsing through it. Thanks!
I'm delighted to accept your friendship and look forward to interesting discussions and exchanges with you. I really like your intro and I also see something else I'm interested in...your blog's related to comics -I'll check it out. I see we're also together in the Test Scores and Authentic Learning group. "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a good friendship..."
Mark, your intro caused me to think quite a bit, and perhaps education needs to bring into the school the world in which the kids live: participatory, collaborative technology. Sitting in rows just doesn't mean anything -- and education needs to mean something to them now-- not "the future." I've been browsing around MIT's New Media Literacies whose motto is "create, circulate, connect, collaborate." That's what schools need to be, don't you think? I would add consider -- consider the ideas; to consider reflects contemplation and compassion, and is a supportive skill for "group citizenship. To "best educate" we need to be in their world so that they can "best educate" themselves as we continue to educate ourselves as we all flow into the future. Just thinking, thanks to you. Welcome.
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