Does ADHD Exist?

May 16, 2006

This is an interesting topic. I have ADD/ADHD. All my life. The question of its existence is not an issue for me, ADHD is a descriptive of a state, not a pathological designation. It may be a disease, but that’s not my issue. [and this is my personal, not professional opinion] That is, you need […]

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Social Science and Design Questions.

May 16, 2006

[Folks in CECE912 read Alex Halavais’ article on blogging that references Liz’s trip to Japan with her son. Have a look at Ross’ post on m2m about their symposium. The m2m crew always have interesting things afoot.] Social Science and Design Questions. Many-to-Many: : Last week Liz organized the Microsoft Research Social Computing Symposium. I […]

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Frustrations with Technology

May 13, 2006

Here’s a short 30 minute podcast that I whipped up yesterday on the topic of frustrations with technology, and some of my thoughts on how one might deal with it. It is my usual reflection while walking through Toronto, so I apologise that it might be a bit noisy in the background, and that my […]

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Podcast: Reflections on Blogging

May 8, 2006

Since we’re reading Alex Halavais’ chapter on blogging from the International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments, I figured I’d try a podcast on blogging and children. It does ramble, I’m sorry to say. But since this is in the spirit of experimentation I figured that this is ok. If you’ve subscribed to this as a […]

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May 2006 FINE Announcement

May 6, 2006

If you’re interested, check out what’s new at Fine:Family Involvement Network of Educators – at Harvard Family Research Project

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog: Wikis in Education: Stewart Mader from Brown University

May 6, 2006

Vicki tells us, at Cool Cat Teacher Blog, about a convo, with links, she had with Stewart Mader about Wikis in Education: “On Friday, I had an enlightening discussion with Stewart Mader, an instructional technologist in math and sciences at Brown University, about the use of wikis in education. He will be posting a series […]

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Weblogg-ed » Wiki Solution Manuals

May 6, 2006

Weblogg-ed » Wiki Solution Manuals may be an interesting link for future thoughts on wikis and learning: “Darren lights upon another great idea with the creation of wiki problem solving sites for his kids (and Clarence has picked up the ball as well.) As he puts it, his students are creating the textbook in their […]

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2 Cents Worth » Why Kids Blog

May 6, 2006

Dave has some interesting comments from educators on Why Kids Blog. Check it out.

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Boing Boing: Identity thief rips off 3-week-old baby

May 4, 2006

This sort of makes it easy when people ask me why we need to deal with electronic technology issues for very young children: Boing Boing: Identity thief rips off 3-week-old baby “Not only the child’s name — first, middle and last — but the parents’, plus the parents’ Social Security numbers and mother’s maiden name […]

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Boing Boing: Fisher-Price shipping Kid-Tough MP3 player and digital cam

May 4, 2006

Boing Boing: Fisher-Price shipping Kid-Tough MP3 player and digital cam: “Fisher-Price will shortly ship a “Kid-Tough” MP3 player with big buttons and a simple UI, and a digital camera with double-eyepiece for kids who find it hard to close one eye. I think the UI changes are nice, but not nearly so important as the […]

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