Blog postings

I write about themes of interest to me: personal development, education, addictions, technology, parenting, and creativity. If you like what you see, feel feel to leave a comment or get in touch to continue the conversation.

Building Education from Scratch

Educators have spent a good deal of time over the past few years thinking about (and wringing their hands over) the future of schools and education. We’ve focused mostly on technology, on the distribution of scarce economic resources, and on the changes wrought by an increasingly strategic and business-like ...

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Customizing Mezzanine

Please note that these tutorials apply to an earlier version of Mezzanine (2013-14). Most of the material will still apply, but some of the files will be in different places.

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Building a Project with Mezzanine

Please note that these tutorials apply to an earlier version of Mezzanine (2013-14). Most of the material will still apply, but some of the files will be in different places.

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First Steps with Mezzanine

Please note that these tutorials apply to an earlier version of Mezzanine (2013-14). Most of the material will still apply, but some of the files will be in different places.

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Parenting, Addictions, and Technology

For many parents, the cultures of technology — gaming, social media, texting — seem foreign, strange, and uninviting. At the same time, our kids have transferred much of their interpersonal developmental into the online world, where parents don't see what's happening. For the first time in the history of humanity ...

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Twitter for Educators

Twitter is a map of the human imagination: changeable, inventive, sometimes strange, always surprising. And, like the imagination, it follows our intentions, impulses, proclivities, and whims. Twitter is much more than an online tool, much broader than the notion of a website, and much more interesting than it first seems ...

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Mentorship and Technology

Technologies are cultures and not simply tools. Geeks, gamers, technophobes, phreaks, demosceners, nerds, hackers, cyberathletes, newbies, crackers: these terms and many others describe technological cultures that have evolved within the context of telephone, television, and computer technologies. Such cultures share both the positive and negative aspects common to cultures in ...

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