Month: January 2014

Getting People Onboard: The Challenge for the Techevangelist

Getting People Onboard: The Challenge for the Techevangelist

Today I found myself in a bit of a conundrum. I am the team leader of a group of three teachers who have all agreed to use a common rubric to grade student essays. I have been using turnitin.com for years to grade student work. I have found the ease of use combined with the …

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Maybe we are like machines… or…

Maybe we are like machines… or…

I just had this thought today. I read a book about how we are not machines. You are Not a Gadget by Jaron Lanier seems to be focusing on the mistake we make as modern people to compare what we do and the way we think and behave to machinery. It is a pretty common …

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Teaching “Profession”: Standing up for ourselves

Teaching “Profession”: Standing up for ourselves

I write this post because I recently attended a family funeral. Four of my immediate family members on teachers, and when we got together, we compared notes on what we had to do to get out of work to come to this funeral. My brother and sister lied and said the relative was their “uncle” …

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