#Authentic: The Problem with Education

We, as Americans, are accustomed to always being #1 in anything and everything we do.  In recent years, we've been falling off the top 5 list for all the "best and brightest" categories we can be assigned to and rattling right at the top for all the "dysfunctional because" lists.  We already know which dysfunctional …

#Authentic: Enough.

I intentionally put off this particular blog post. I spent 3 days last week simply trying to process all the things that went wrong on Valentine's Day in Parkland, Florida. I watched the news reports, I heard the commentary, then... I LISTENED to the young people.  The children who... in a matter of 10 minutes, …

Tech Review: Fake News, Curated Reading, and Flipboard

I admit it.  I'm a Facebook junkie.  I only have about 95 friends but am in no less than 5 groups, have 3 pages, have the event calendar of a social diva, and read the news dropped in my newsfeed like its manna from heaven.  I can usually tell the fake stuff from the real.  …

#Authentic: Books, Fake History and EdTech

Back in the day, everything we all learned came mainly from some dusty book with ripped pages and rude commentary in the margins.  Its all we had, unless we traveled outside our little worlds and went to museums or on field trips to far off places.  We accepted that.  When, as adults, we discovered that …