An Initial Blog Encounter (and why we should blog)

Huddled in my college apartment’s bedroom among my four roomates, we click through the female members’ scanned images on http://www.Hot-or-Not.com at a lighting speed of 128kps. Abruptly, one of our female friends bursts into the adolescent male enclave.  Nicole gasps at our audacity to participate in such a degrading pastime.  We retort that our own... Continue Reading →

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A Tropical Playground: Culture, Rocks, Flower, and Creativity

A Tropical Playground Gift As I digest ways Seneca’s Stoic philosophy relates to our modern, connective, bustling existence, my daughter, Sophia, and an entourage of friends take an intermission from playing in the park and enter the house. As girlie remarks are offered up amongst the bite-sized gaggle, a few snippets of sense peirce through.... Continue Reading →

The Highest Form of Internet Use

Feature image via Wikimedia Commons. Human Advancement and Creation Throughout evolution and development, every advancement, from cave paintings to enhanced digital reality, has been driven by the human need to connect and express ideas.  These advances emerged from the human desire to pursue: Explore Build and Maintain Relationships Entertainment Ideas Personal/Community growth Systems and products... Continue Reading →

Marking the Conditions for Innovative Learning

Featured Image:Exploration-Innovation Missy Schmidt via Flickr Technology integration at Ruamrudee International School ties instructional practice and technological resources into 6 Markers for Innovation: Expansion, Creativity, Digital Citizenship, Digital Literacy, Lifelong Learning, Connections. These markers set forth various indicators/descriptions that can help educators innovatively design instructional experiences and learning environment.  In his book, the Innovative Mindset, George Couros explores the necessary... Continue Reading →

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