transformation

Striving to bridge effective technology integration with the best practices of social justice education has been a very narrow path [+community] for me. Few times do I come across conversations that are pushing the boundaries of what's possible with technology in the classroom while at the same time remaining grounded in ideals for a more creative and just world [Thanks, Allied Media]. More than...
Watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ij6YXwh4X9U&feature=youtu.be I would like to introduce you to one of my favorite voices out there Jay Smooth. In this video, which is part of a series of videos, he elaborates upon what he calls the “Little Hater.”  The Little Hater is the voice, mostly inside your head, though can be heard from numerous agents in our life, often blocks us from...
I have been sitting in front of the computer for weeks and weeks now trying to get my thoughts down. How do I introduce my work on transformation? How do I communicate my motivation to change education for the better... to a more equitable system that gets quality work accomplished? And I realized it's difficult to begin talking about my work or any transformation efforts without understanding...
Wow! I have been doing so much thinking about the effects of too much emphasis on testing on students. I know. So many people have discussed it. So many more people will discuss it. But, it doesn't hurt to continue this important discourse. These important discussions coupled with action are the only way to transform education into what our students deserve. Please listen to Barry Lane's tune....
This Iridescent Classroom video was created by Ira Socol for use by an Albemarle County Public Schools teacher team at the annual VASCD conference.  It represents invention, design, and innovation among educators who are pioneers in creating learning spaces that are multidimensional in nature, representing 4-D thinking about the learning work and play of young people in contemporary schools. The...
Digital Media & Interconnection  This is a picture (taken with my iPhone) of a local hip-hop artist videotaping Detroit youth who are presenting their participatory action research project to my eleventh grade English class in a large, public urban high school.  My artist-partner from Detroit Future Schools sits with his labtop to transcribe the presentation so that we can return and reflect...
Youth are communicating with each other and the larger society today using a variety of digital and social media tools, but what are they saying? What possibilities do these digital tools hold for social, political, and economic change?

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