Saturday, October 3, 2015

Final Post at the Drive-thru

Photo courtesy of Nick Papakyriazis
I coached basketball for 21 years.  When it was time to quit, I knew it. Nothing dramatic had happened. . . . I simply realized I was doing it out of habit more than passion.

I've reached the same point with the Drive-thru.  For several years I have regularly posted twice a week (at the onset it was three times a week). It is something I have enjoyed but I am simply not brimming with ideas about educational technology like I was in December, 2008 when the Drive-thru started 808 posts ago.

At the present time I am overcome with the demands of old technology-- trying to find folks to tend to Mercy's boilers and mow the grass.  That is indeed a drag. Plus being an administrator takes me once removed from the excitement of day to day discoveries in the classroom.

Nevertheless, I am too curious and egocentric to forgo outbursts of enthusiasm about educational technology. When the mood strikes me I can use our I.T. blog, Twitter, or Facebook. Who knows, I might even revive the Drive-thru. But right now I'm not feelin' it.

It's been a great ride (drive?). But it's time to ask Dale and Roy to say good-bye for me:

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quotes on Innovation, Technology, and Wonder

Photo by Michael Kirsh with permission

“It is not about the technology; it’s about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools.”
— Marion Ginapolis

“Where you innovate, how you innovate, and what you innovate are design problems.”
— Tim Brown 

if you’re waiting for the Twitter workshop, you’re missing the point.” 
— Will Richardson

"It is no exaggeration to say that international copyright treaty obligations have contributed to a legitimacy crisis in the contemporary copyright system. Survey data suggests there is declining public respect for copyright.” 
Copyright Reform for a Digital Economy

"Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.”
 — Socrates

"You can tell if an administrator likes taking on new challenges by tallying up how many times you hear 'Why?' vs. 'Why not?'” 
— Aaron Hogan

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