ADVENTURES IN PENCIL INTEGRATIONThis cartoon by John T. Spencer. His cartoon posted in his blog titled, Adventures in Pencil Integration, is a metaphor for the Mac vs PC conflict. Mr. Spencer uses the paper mate to represent PC and Ticonderoga to represent Mac. PCs are reasonably priced but have more problems and can do less, however Macs are are a little more expensive, and can do much more without the risk of all the viruses. It is funny because Macs are personal computers. Thanks Andrew. :)
Mr. Spencer also shares a post titled, Why Were Your Kids Playing Games. Mr. Spencer's has a VERY facetious and sarcarstic writing style. I enjoyed reading his posts. I especially enjoyed, Remember Pencil Quests. I can relate to this because I remember being tricked into thinking something was fun when I was a kid. But then again, because it was fun for me at the time, why regret it?
Scott McLeod Ph.D is an academic expert on K-12 school technology leadership issues and here are only a few of his achievements.
--Director of Innovation in Iowa for Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency 8
--Founding Director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE)
--Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Kentucky
--Co-creator of Did You Know (Shift Happens)
--Blog: Dangerously Irrelevant and Education Recorded.
This video in one of Dr. McLeod's archive posts is definitely worth the time and opened my eyes to new learning techniques. What 64 schools can tell us about teaching 21st century skills
"Asking questions rather than giving answers and finding problems rather that solving problems."